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When it comes to making our streets safer in Lubbock, these are the types of numbers that can make a real impact.

The Texas Anti-Gang Center-Lubbock Facebook page announced earlier on Monday that Texas Anti-Gang investigators along with local, state, and federal partners conducted a successful two-day gang suppression operation. The two day street-level operation resulted in 48 arrests in Lubbock County.

According to the press release, the two-day operation was carried out on March 10 and 11th, 2022. The multi-agency operation targeted known those who were known gang members with outstanding warrants for different violent and drug related crimes. The operation was launched in an effort to disrupt gang activity locally.

According to a press release, 48 people were arrested and the Texas Anti-Gang investigators were able to identify 13 new gang members in the county:

During the two days, a total of 48 people were arrested, 31 arrest warrants were cleared and 11 firearms seized. As a result of the operation, TAG also identified 13 new gang members in Lubbock County.

The TAG website: www.stoplubbockgangs.org features educational information on criminal gangs, a Top Ten Most Wanted List and allows community members to anonymously report criminal and gang related activity.
This is great news for Lubbock as a whole as citizens are becoming more concerned about crime in the city and county. According to the release, the TAG Center houses state, local, and federal investigative agencies along with staff from the Lubbock County District Attorney's Office to combat organized criminal gangs in Lubbock.
Sheriff Kelly Rowe will join The Chad Hasty Show with Matt Martin Tuesday, March 15th at 9:05 a.m. on News/Talk 95.1 FM and 790 AM KFYO to discuss this news and other criminal activity in Lubbock County.

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