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Feds Charge 90, Nab Dozens Of Guns And $1 Million In Baltimore Drug Raids

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David Krayden Ottawa Bureau Chief

Federal authorities have charged 90 people, nabbed 51 guns and seized $1 million as well as huge amounts of illegal drugs as a result of drug raids in Baltimore.

Baltimore’s U.S. District Attorney announced the news of the July operations early Saturday morning. The raids were the result of law enforcement cooperation between federal, state and municipal authorities, Fox News reported.

A car drives down a street in Baltimore, MD on March 26, 2018. (Photo by David GANNON /Getty Images)

A car drives down a street in Baltimore, MD on March 26, 2018. (Photo by David GANNON /Getty Images)

Along with the guns and cash, police found large supplies of  illegal drugs like fentanyl, heroin, cocaine and marijuana.

“Reducing violent crime in Baltimore is job one.  It’s what we in law enforcement think about morning, noon, and night,” U.S. Attorney Robert K. Hur said in a statement, according to Fox News. “We will continue to do everything we can to prosecute the violent criminals who wreak havoc in and terrorize Baltimore’s neighborhoods”

The FBI in Baltimore also tweeted the news.

The publicity comes at an especially bad time for the city of Baltimore after a feud between President Donald Trump and Democratic Maryland Rep. Elijah Cummings became national news when the president called Cummings’ congressional district a “rat and rodent infested mess.” (RELATED: Cummings Skips Tour Of HUD Facility In Baltimore)

House Oversight and Government Reform Committee chairman Elijah Cummings (D-MD) speaks to the press on June 11, 2019 on Capitol Hill. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

House Oversight and Government Reform Committee chairman Elijah Cummings (D-MD) speaks to the press on June 11, 2019 on Capitol Hill. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Soon after the tweeting and counter-tweeting began, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi joined the spat, calling Trump’s assertions about Baltimore “racist attacks.” Trump supporters fought back, contending that Democrats simply didn’t want to acknowledge the reality of conditions in Baltimore. (RELATED: Alveda King On Baltimore: Trump Is ‘Simply Saying Your Communities Need To Be Fixed’)

Baltimore has been defined for at least a decade by the high crime rates and murder in the city.