Dozens arrested in drug sweeps

BOSTON — Dozens of people were arrested early Thursday morning after an overnight drug sweep.

Along with the arrest, guns, thousands in cash, more than 5 kilos of heroin and fentanyl were seized. The arrests were made by local, state and federal law enforcement officers, including K9s.

The Suffolk County DA's office has been using wiretaps to monitor the massive drug traffic operation that stems from the Mozart Gang in Jamaica Plain; the drugs were coming in from the Dominican Republic and Mexico.

"Not only do they rob, shoot and even kill their business rivals and innocents who get caught in the crossfire, they are responsible for the OD's that claim three times more lives in MA than handguns and motor vehicles combined," said DA Dan Conley.

Police are still looking for 11 more suspects, including David Median from Braintree, who slipped away when police found him hiding in an Everett warehouse. He is considered armed and dangerous.

The arraignments for the drug charges are expected to go through the afternoon.