CHICAGO

Drug Busts Up 270% As Police Go After Dealers In Their Homes

04/10/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

The Chicago Police Department's narcotics section carried out 1,311 search warrants last year -- a 270 percent increase over 2008.

Those raids netted:
* $207 million in drugs, up from $138 million in 2008.
* 726 guns, up from 415.
* And $18.6 million in cash, up from $14.2 million.

The department also aggressively pursued drug dealers in court through the asset-forfeiture process, seizing $6.8 million in houses, cars and cash -- compared with about $584,000 of such property in 2008.

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