CPD Task Force Arrests "gang" suspects

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COLUMBIA - Columbia Police announced 11 arrests on Thursday related to suspected gang activity. The arrests were made by a task force established on Monday.

The police department has partnered with the Boone County Sheriff's Department, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Boone County Juvenile Office to minimize gang activity.

So far, the arrests have resulted in the recovery of 5 guns, marijuana, the drug MDMA, and crack cocaine.

Columbia Police said the investigation is ongoing and will continue for an undetermined time.

Those with information on gang related activities are encouraged to call 875-TIPS.