LAPD Announces Multiple Arrests Stemming from Multi-Agency Gun Operation NA23021dm

February 26, 2023

News Conference

Monday, February 27, 2023
1:00 p.m.

Harbor Community Police Station
2175 John S Gibson Boulevard
San Pedro, CA 90731

Councilmember Tim McOsker, Council District 15
Councilmember Monica Rodriguez, Council District 7
LAPD Deputy Chief Gerald A. Woodyard, Commanding Officer, South Bureau
LAPD Captain Brent McGuyre, Commanding Officer, Harbor Area
Acting Special Agent in Charge Jennifer Cicolani, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco,
Firearms and Explosives (ATF)
Representatives from the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office

In January of 2020, LAPD Harbor Area Narcotics Enforcement Detail and ATF from the Long Beach Field Office, initiated an investigation into the criminal activities of Eastside Wilmas gang members (ESW). During the investigation, and with the support of the ATF and the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office, several wiretaps were conducted, targeting the upper echelon and most active members of the gang.

The Los Angeles Police Department and ATF will be announcing arrests stemming from this lengthy investigation, and the seizure of many firearms and large amounts of fentanyl, methamphetamine, and cocaine.

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