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Assault Rifle, Cocaine and Thousands of Dollars Seized in a Raid in West Oakland

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An assault rifle, several ounces of cocaine and several thousand dollars of cash were seized Wednesday in an area of West Oakland where residents have expressed concern about drug dealing and other crimes, police said. One suspect tied to criminal activity was arrested when law enforcement officers served narcotics- and firearms-related search warrants at multiple residents in the 1200 block of 30th Street and the 3000 block of Union Street, Oakland police said.

The Oakland Police Department’s gangs, guns and intelligence task force, crime reduction teams and problem-solving units, with assistance from the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency, served the warrants. Oakland police said the effort was part of “a project to address community concerns” and represent “the department’s latest progress in addressing violent crime and the criminal activity tied to violent crime.

They said they aren’t naming the person who was arrested at this time “due to the ongoing investigation.” Oakland police said people with information about the suspected criminal activity in that part of West Oakland should call their gangs, guns and intelligence task force at (510) 238-4701 or a tip line at (510) 777-2805.

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