Raids being carried out in Bay Area

November 13, 2008 12:00:00 AM PST
Richmond police and 300 officers from local, state and federal agencies are conducting raids.

Several of the raids and arrests have been conducted in Richmond's "Iron Triangle."

The raids began at 7:00 am and are expected to continue in the region through the morning.

ABC7 News has learned that authorities are targeting gang activity including drugs and weapons. Details on the raids are expected from State Attorney Jerry Brown at a news conference Thursday afternoon.