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San Jose police net another suspect in 'Operation Gang of Thrones' sweep

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Police have made another arrest in that massive gang sweep in San Jose, dubbed "Operation Gang of Thrones." (KGO-Tv)

Police have made another arrest in the massive gang sweep in San Jose, dubbed "Operation Gang of Thrones."

That suspect turned herself into police Wednesday night, bringing the total number to 24 people arrested. She's now being held at the Santa Clara County Jail. This case is definitely a hot topic, especially within the Vietnamese-American community of San Jose. They're hopeful that less crimes will be committed.

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Community members in San Jose's Little Saigon neighborhood believe the streets are a little safer.

"I'm happy, at least something's happening, and I hope this still keeps on going to get all these people out," said San Jose resident George Roxas.

There is relief over the arrests of 24 people, a third of them women, all in connection to what police are calling Operation Gang of Thrones.

"I'm thankful that they got these people," Roxas said.

A criminal conspiracy case, 34 search warrants were served Tuesday in multiple cities in the South Bay, as well as Anaheim, and Louisiana. Police are still searching for five other people.

"I do support the policemen in terms of this initiative, in terms of what they're doing, in terms of getting all the gang members out. And I'm very grateful that that has happened," said San Jose resident Dat Huynh.

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The street gang is believed to be involved in numerous crimes including assault, extortion, narcotics, book making, illegal gambling and public corruption.

Vietnamese-American community leader Quyen Mai says the arrests serve as a wake-up call to anyone who thinks they can get away with committing crimes.

"I feel sad for these people, and their families, too," Mai said.

He's hopeful that more people will now focus their energy on making San Jose a better place for all.

"How can we come up with programs, and services that can address this issue, that can prevent this from happening again in the community," Mai said.

If you have any information that can help investigators with their case, call San Jose police.

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