The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation played a big role in a long-term gang operation resulting in the arrests of 76 people in Stockton.

The Stockton Record covered the story in their Sept. 17 online edition.

In addition to the arrests, law enforcement also confiscated 68 firearms, 30 pounds of methamphetamine, cocaine, heroin, marijuana, body armor, ammunition and $89,000 in cash.

“Through an Operation Ceasefire analysis, we identified these two groups who have been feuding and started an in-depth investigation into their illegal criminal activities,” said Stockton Police Chief Eric Jones. “We will continue these types of investigations because we are following through on our commitment to combat gang violence and shootings in our city.”

During the 90-day mission, the Stockton PD’s Gang Violence Suppression Unit worked with CDCR, the San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office and District Attorney’s Office, the California Department of Justice and the FBI.

(Editor’s note: Some websites may not be accessible from a CDCR computer.)

Read the full original story in the Stockton Record,