SFPD Seizes 13.5 Lbs. of Narcotics, Makes 13 Arrests In Tenderloin Enforcement Operation 24-035

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San Francisco police seized over 6 kilos (13.5 lbs.) of narcotics and made 13 arrests during a one-day law enforcement operation this week around United Nations Plaza and the San Francisco Public Library.  

The operation, which occurred throughout Tuesday, was the latest large-scale enforcement operation that is part of the city’s Drug Market Agency Coordination Center (DMACC). Of the 13 arrests – five are suspected of possession for sales of narcotics. Other arrests were related to possession of controlled substances, arrest warrants, and stay-away orders.

SFPD has specifically been focusing enforcement around the library and seized almost 4 pounds of narcotics in that area during Tuesday’s operation.

Additionally, officers served a search warrant that was a result of an ongoing narcotics investigation. With the assistance of an SFPD K-9 unit, officers located and seized firearms, ammunition, and over 9 lbs. of narcotics, including fentanyl, methamphetamine, and cocaine.

Tuesday’s operation included SFPD officers from the Narcotics Unit, Narcotics Drug Recognition Expert Team, Tenderloin Station Patrol/Violence Reduction Team, and Tenderloin Plainclothes Team.

The SFPD would like to thank the assistance of the San Franciso Sherriff’s Office and the Army National Guard who were instrumental in this operation. Our efforts in taking wanted suspects off our streets to hold individuals accountable for selling illegal narcotics and creating a drug crisis on our streets will make streets safer and save lives.

Mayor London Breed launched the DMACC in May 2023. The effort combines city, state, and federal resources to dismantle the drug markets in the Tenderloin and South of Market neighborhoods.

Since May 29, the SFPD has seized over 194 kilos of narcotics and made more than 3,000 arrests specifically related to drug activity in these neighborhoods.

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