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4,593 ARRESTED IN RAID

Police Thursday arrested 4,593 people in an overnight anti-crime sweep that netted suspected murderers, drunken drivers, illegal aliens and trespassers.

Police said more than 60,000 officers - or 80 percent of the nation's police forces - took part in the eight-hour long "Operation Blitz," which ended at 3 a.m.Police set up roadblocks and conducted house-to-house searches throughout the country, but as in previous operations, they concentrated their efforts in black townships.