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Heroin, guns seized in multi-agency takedown of drug distribution network

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- A multi-agency drug bust takes down a heroin distribution network. 

Police say more than a dozen people were arrested Monday and they're still working on the operation. 

District Attorney John Chisholm says police executed their strike and recovered a large amount of heroin, guns, and cash. 

They wouldn't get into specifics on how much heroin they've recovered but did say the operation targeted the higher up members of the drug distribution network in Milwaukee, West Allis, and Chicago. 

They recovered somewhere around $900,000 in cash and 55 firearms. 

More than 20 warrants were executed Monday after a joint operation between local, state, and federal agencies. We're told the investigation has been going on for several years. 

"I can tell you right now, is this clearly involves gun violence as it pertains to our drug trafficking organizations. Today we executed 21 search warrants as a team. 55 firearms were confiscated," said Milwaukee Police Chief Alfonso Moralez. 

The difference in this case compared to some others is that the criminal complaints for the suspects will remain sealed for at most ten days. 

Authorities are expecting to make more arrests. 

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