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American crime roundup for week ending January 31

Sunday, February 01, 2015 - 02:00

Federal agents arrest more than 100 suspects in drugs sweep, a suitcase is found containing body parts, and a mother and father are shot by her toddler. Nathan Frandino reports.

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(SOUNDBITE) (English) U.S. ATTORNEY KENNETH POLITE SAYING: "We know who you are. We know who you operate with. We know where you operate. So you are on warning at this point. Either stop at this point or we will stop it for you." Strong words from U.S. Attorney Kenneth Polite in New Orleans. Fresh off a six-month undercover operation dubbed "Wild Wild East." (SOUNDBITE) (English) DEA SPECIAL AGENT IN CHARGE KEITH BROWN SAYING: "Just in the one day yesterday, 11 guns, including AK-47s. Um, seven ounces of heroin, plus crack cocaine, plus marijuana." Officials say they netted some 111 suspects, 32 guns, nine vehicles, $1 million cash and an unspecified amount of drugs. -- In San Francisco, police detained two people, describing one as a person of interest in a homicide case in which human body parts were found stuffed in a suitcase. (SOUNDBITE) (English) OFFICER GRACE GATPANDAN, SAN FRANCISCO POLICE DEPARTMENT, SAYING: "There were many officers on streets looking for this person and they spotted him at that location." The suitcase was found in the city's South of Market neighborhood on Wednesday afternoon. The identity of the victim and the cause of the death could not be immediately established. -- Police say a 3-year-old boy shot and wounded his father and pregnant mother with a 9 mm handgun at an Albuquerque motel. Officials say he pulled the gun from his mom's purse while searching for an iPad. Police say the bullet went through the father's buttocks and into his mother's shoulder. The couple could face felony negligence charges. The woman told police she bought the gun the day before. The man is not legally allowed to have a firearm due to a prior felony crime. The child along with a sibling were placed with children protective services for at least 48 hours.

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American crime roundup for week ending January 31

Sunday, February 01, 2015 - 02:00