By Anthony Saude
Pomona – The San Gabriel Valley has a special answer for drug dealers these days and they call it, Crime Impact Task Force (CITF). There was a joint force intense investigation operation targeting street level narcotics dealers conducted for several weeks. The CITF utilized specialized units from the Pomona Police Department, and also from the El Monte Police Department during the course of the entire operation. Narcotics dealers were specifically targeted due to the numerous reports of harassment by citizens and business owners along East Holt. The operation resulted in six cases being submitted to the DA’s office for prosecution. Arrest warrants were issued and those suspects were taken into custody. One of the suspects recently took a plea deal for a six year prison sentence.
The Pomona Police Department has been making a concerted effort on the area known as the “Holt Corridor,” the mission is to address quality of life issues such as prostitution, human trafficking and narcotics that are prevalent in the area..
The CTIF (Formerly the SGV East AB 109 Task Force) is made up of some of the best and brightest investigators of the Pomona, El Monte, Claremont, San Gabriel, Cal State University (Pomona) Police and the Los Angeles County Probation Department. The team makes it’s headquarters at the Pomona Police Department and their top priority is to combat high priority crimes that occur in any of the cities that are represented on the task force. Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact the Pomona Police Department at 909-620-2085. If you prefer to provide information anonymously, you may call “Crime Stoppers” by dialing (800) 222-TIPS (8477), use your smartphone by downloading the “P3 Tips” Mobile APP on Google play or the Apple App Store or by using the website http://lacrimestoppers.org.