110 arrested in large-scale drug, gun bust in Paterson

After a three-week operation, police seized 18 guns,

After a three-week operation, police seized 18 guns, including several shotguns, and arrested 110 people. (Credit: News 12 New Jersey)

PATERSON - A major round-up of guns and drugs in Paterson has landed dozens behind bars.

After a three-week operation, police seized 18 guns, including several shotguns, and arrested 110 people.

They also recovered 2,000 bags of heroin and other drugs and $25,000 in cash.

The operation was a targeted crackdown in Paterson's Fourth Ward.

"It's a small population of individuals who are responsible for this activity," says Paterson Police Director Glen Brown. "But the bigger portion of this city has to suffer."

Police say the bust was so successful that they will be doing it again soon in another area of the city.

It was conducted in cooperation with the prosecutor's office, the DEA and the U.S. Marshals Service.

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