11 arrests made throughout Miami-Dade related to narcotics, gang activity

MIAMI (WSVN) - Authorities have arrested 11 people throughout Miami-Dade County as part of a multi-agency operation to crack down on illegal narcotics and gang activity.

Thursday morning’s arrests were the result of a joint effort between the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, City of Miami Police, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and the Drug Enforcement Agency.

7News cameras captured Miami Police officers in tactical gear at one of the locations along Northwest 70th Street in Miami. Authorities also conducted another security raid in Northwest Miami-Dade.

The operation aimed to take down violent gang members and those dealing narcotics. Officers with the agencies involved served criminal search and arrest warrants.

“Police got to do their job … protect their area, their neighborhood,” said an onlooker at one of the locations. “Sometimes you don’t know what’s going on. Some people coming through, you don’t know some. That happened here.”

Eight of the arrests were made on federal charges, while three were made on state charges.

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