Police force deployed to break up criminal gangs
About 500 Shenzhen police were deployed in a campaign to break up criminal gangs.
In its two months into the program the police force already disbanded six gangs and placed 56 gang members in custody. Police also confiscated 10 firearms, 23 cartridges, knives, and vehicles. The members caght are invovled in 49 criminal cases. City court have been very busy hearing these cases since early of this year, and already placed at least 42 people in jail with terms of five years. Some were given 15 years depending on the gravity of their crimes.
Police have collected information regarding protectors of organized gangs, and promised to start investigating as soon as they have gathered enough information. Stating that they need to pay special attention to certain areas where gangs control villages and might have government officials as protectors.