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Officials: 42 arrested in monthlong Central Islip gang violence crackdown

Detectives say they've made dozens of arrests and seized a few guns in Central Islip following a monthlong crackdown on gang violence. Suffolk poured extra resources into the area after three murders

News 12 Staff

Jul 17, 2013, 1:55 AM

Updated 3,962 days ago

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Officials: 42 arrested in monthlong Central Islip gang violence crackdown

Detectives say they've made dozens of arrests and seized a few guns in Central Islip following a monthlong crackdown on gang violence.

Suffolk poured extra resources into the area after three murders and multiple gang-related shootings before Memorial Day.

A month after the anti-gang initiative launched, Suffolk Chief of Detectives William Madigan says the Third Precinct Gang Task Force has arrested 42 people, 24 of which are known gang members or associates.

Of the 24 gang-related arrests, police say 14 of the suspects are MS-13 members.

Madigan says they have also seized three guns used in multiple crimes.



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