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U.S. attorneys of Missouri, Kansas announce plan to combat crime

New strike force targets drug traffickers
Posted at 11:38 AM, Dec 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-12 12:38:15-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo.  — Local agencies in the Kansas City area are now working with federal agents to get drugs off the streets and lower violent crime.

A new strike force is going after drug traffickers. Federal prosecutors said Wednesday the team already charged several men accused of working with an organization that distributed drugs near Wyandotte High School in Kansas City, Kansas.

"The strike force is targeting drug trafficking organizations that are making Kansas City less safe and more violent as they distribute meth, heroin and fentanyl and other drugs from Mexico and elsewhere," said Stephen McAllister, the U.S. Attorney for the District of Kansas.

Police from Kansas City, Kansas, and Kansas City, Missouri, and leaders with the Jackson County Drug Task Force are all assigned full-time personnel to work on the strike force.