Oakland police joined forces with state and federal agencies to arrest several suspected violent offenders in a crime sweep Friday morning, a police spokeswoman said.
The head of the Oakland City Council is asking for help from the community following the murders of seven people over the past week.
Agents from three federal law enforcement departments on Monday raided Oaksterdam, the medical marijuana university in downtown Oakland, as well as other marijuana industry businesses in Oakland.
The DEA claims three people charged in the massive methamphetamine bust in San Jose last week have ties to Mexican drug cartels.
Christmas came early for several Bay Area law enforcement agencies this week, when they received a total of $1.2 million in cash disbursements for their roles in the arrest and successful prosecution of a major marijuana dealer in Hayward.
Marin County sheriff’s deputies eradicated more than 7,000 marijuana plants on private property near Marshall on Tuesday.
Two Bay Area gambling halls caught up in a multiyear criminal racketeering investigation have reached a settlement with state regulators.
The gaming director of one of the two Bay Area gambling clubs raided last week has been charged with allegedly moving millions of dollars through his personal accounts.
15 people involved with Artichoke Joe’s Casino and the Oaks Card Club have been charged with racketeering, extortion and narcotics crimes.
State and federal agents were involved in coordinated raids at Bay Area card clubs Wednesday morning in an apparent crackdown on illegal gambling and organized crime.