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Karla BarguiarenaMay 24, 2017, 1:33 pm

More than 200 people in custody after major drug sweep in Newark

Authorities say they recovered 20 illegal guns, $42,000 worth of narcotics and $16,000 in drug money

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More than 200 people are in custody Wednesday in a major drug sweep in Newark.

Police say the operation ran from April 21st to last Saturday.

Authorities say during that time they recovered 20 illegal guns, $42,000 worth of drugs and $16,000 in drug money.

Officers initiated the drug sweep in response to citizen complaints about drug activity in the area.

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