Major Anti-Gang Operation in Augusta

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) _ Authorities have arrested members of six gangs and are looking for others as they wrap up a major anti-gang operation.

Richmond County Sheriff Ronnie Strength says about 150 local, state and federal officers began issuing simultaneous search warrants this morning. He says they have arrested members of the Georgia Deadly Boys, O-Dub, Circle Boys, Uptown aka Farrington Gangsta Thugs, Meadowbrook Click and East Boundary Boys on various charges.

Strength says the arrests are part of a a 16-month investigation by his department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives into gang activity in the Augusta area.

He expects to release more details this afternoon.

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