Federal authorities  have  arrested 35 people on a variety of  drug and weapons related charges as a result of a more-than-year-long investigation dubbed  “Operation Northern Strike” Street gangs in Hartford’s  North End were targeted.Tom Carson with the  U.S. Attorney’s office  says  the indictments were the result of   cooperative effort by the FBI,State Police ,Hartford and Bloomfield Police and the Drug Enforcement Administration.

The investigation included the use of  court-authorized wiretaps on mulitple telephones,controlled purchases  of narcotics and  physical suveillance.The drug trafficking  offenses were related  to the distribution of crack cocaine, heroin and marijuana in the Hartford area.


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