Chicago police confiscate 50 guns in sweep (5 Pics)

The Chicago Police Department held a press conference Wednesday to praise an ongoing enforcement initiative aimed at reducing violence that recently resulted in the confiscation of 50 guns, according to a CPD news release.

Chicago police targeted area gangs, from whom they recovered 50 illegal guns, including handguns and a AK-47; nearly 50 pounds of the cocaine; and $10,000 in cash.

The sweep also resulted in the closure of a retail store on the south end of the city that had been the site of illegal activity — the most recent a homicide earlier this month.

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