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Crackdown on gang violence

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KENNEWICK, Wash--  A major crackdown on crime in the Tri-Cities. 

Several law enforcement agencies spent the last two months trying to weed out possible gang members.  It's called 'Operation: Valley Thunder.'

In eight weeks, just under 60 suspected gang members were arrested, eight firearms were taken off the streets and hundreds of rounds of ammunition out of harms way.

This is the second gang-emphasis in the Tri-Cities since summer.

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