'Operation Wild Wild East' in New Orleans: 111 drug arrests
NEW ORLEANS - Law enforcement officials in New Orleans are calling it "Operation Wild Wild East."
A joint federal, state and local police operation that targeted violent drug offenders in eastern New Orleans has resulted in 111 arrests. Officials also said the operation resulted in the seizure of numerous guns, drugs, vehicles and other items worth well over $1 million.
The results were announced Friday during a news conference at U.S. Attorney Kenneth Polite's office.
Agencies involved included the FBI, the Drug Enforcement Administration, New Orleans police and the New Orleans District Attorney's office, along with Louisiana probation and parole officials.