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Gang 'sweep' brings multiple agencies to town


Last updated 4/24/2008 at Noon

An officer prepares to bring a handcuffed suspect to the San Diego County Fallbrook Sheriff

Members of Fallbrook’s only documented street gang, the Varrio Fallbrook Locos (VFL), were caught off-guard Friday, April 11, when a surprise operation involving multiple law enforcement agencies took place here.

A multi-agency, multi-jurisdictional partnership comprised of approximately 55 officers from the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department, District Attorney’s Office, Gang Suppression Unit, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Carlsbad and Oceanside Police Departments participated in the sweep funded by the Edward Byrne Memorial Grant.

The grant, in the amount of $983...

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