40 arrested in Philly drug raids

$45K worth of crack cocaine seized alone


By Robert Moran
The Philadelphia Inquirer

PHILADELPHIA — Police arrested 40 suspected drug dealers and seized $121,000 in cash, $60,000 in narcotics, and 13 guns during a crackdown in West and Southwest Philadelphia on Thursday, a police commander said.

Officers served 40 search warrants, many along the Market Street corridor in West Philadelphia, starting at 6 a.m. and winding down late in the afternoon, Capt. James Kelly of Narcotics South said.

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