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Police raid businesses in Fairfax, Prince William counties

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Police in Fairfax and Prince William counties arrested more than 100 people on various charges, including drugs and firearms charges.

Police went out again Thursday morning to round up suspects and seize evidence in their 10 month crackdown.

Anthony Babin was getting his haircut right next door to a dollar store when officers swept in.

“It was like five vehicles maybe seven,” Babin says. “Undercover cops people with masks on it was kind of scary intense.”

At the Dollar Depot on Route 1 in Mount Vernon, authorities confiscated what police say were counterfeit DVD's.

The raids were carried out in connection with a 10 month investigation concentrating on the heavily populated and very busy Route 1 corridor from Fairfax to Woodbridge. During the course of the year they have arrested 101 people.

Police confiscated four and a half kilos of cocaine, 30 pounds of marijuana, 23 fire arms, 21 handguns two shotguns, two ballistic vests and $560,000.

Police also say they broke up a ring planning home invasions, arrested a suspect targeting customers using ATMs and stopped a murder for hire scheme.

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