Miami Police announce drug, weapons arrests

More than 100 charged in 3 operations

By Ben Kennedy - Reporter

MIAMI - The Miami Police Department announced the results of three operations that netted drug and weapons charges for more than 100 suspects.

On Friday, police filled the lobby at headquarters with boards sporting faces, many with the word "arrested" across their picture.

"We started three different operations to what causes these shootings, which is the drugs," said Miami Police Chief Manuel Orosa.

Detectives confiscated drugs, weapons, and cash in the operations named "Operation Black Dove," "OperationGun Squad Goons," and "Operation Meltdown."

"These people were going about doing all types of crimes -- killing people, selling drugs, poisoning our community," said Nathaniel Wilcox, executive director of P.U.L.S.E.

"I think it will have a real impact, not only with people in the neighborhood feeling safer, but the perception that they are labeled with crime brigand," said Mayor Tomas Regalado.

Those arrested include 20-year-old Jamar Jordan, who is accused of firing into a crowd during a youth football game at Gibson Park in September 2012.

"The lives of the people of our community has been enhanced by these domestic terrorist being taken off the streets," said Wilcox.

The city plans to hold three gun buy-back programs throughout Miami.

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