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Police: 13 men arrested in Milwaukee gang crackdown

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Authorities say they have arrested 13 men and seized an undisclosed amount of drugs in Milwaukee as part of a crackdown on two gangs.

A Milwaukee police and FBI task force has investigated members of ATK and HPT gangs on the city's north side for nearly a year. That investigation culminated Tuesday with the arrests and execution of search warrants. Police say they're still looking for four men wanted on federal charges.

Officials say the suspects were arrested on charges that are primarily drug and weapons offenses, including shootings and armed robberies.

Milwaukee Police Capt. Thomas Stigler said the goal of the task force was to disrupt the gangs and "restore some order" to neighborhoods. He said police believe several homicides will be solved with help from the investigation.

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