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Crackdown cuts crime in Southie

Drug crackdown follows slaying

Boston police have arrested 222 people and issued summonses to dozens more in South Boston since launching a drug crackdown several weeks after the drug-related murder of a grandmother in her home last April, according to authorities.

“We’ve made a major dent,’’ declared Boston police Commissioner Edward F. Davis in a phone interview Friday.

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