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About 80 law enforcement officers conducted a major raid across metro Atlanta this week aimed at arresting dozens of members of the violent street gang 30 Deep, according to the

Deputy U.S. Marshal Gavin Duffy told the AJC that some of the people targeted were “guys with a paradigm for violent crime.”

The marshals’ Southeastern Regional Fugitive Task Force had arrest warrants for 40 suspected gang members on charges ranging from minor probation violations to serious felonies. By Thursday, about 30 gang members were in custody as well as another dozen of their associates found with guns, drugs or their own warrants.

The task force of marshals, Atlanta police and other law officers was specifically timed to coincide with the murder trial of a suspected 30 Deep gang member in Fulton County Superior Court. Operation Zero Deep targeted that gang, as well as others.

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