pull = "police raid; mass arrest"

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at YAHOO.COM
Sun Jul 27 19:49:04 UTC 2008

OED lacks this sense:
1889  Daily Inter-Ocean (Chicago) (Apr. 15) 2: A large crowd of people congregated to see the “pull,” and as the prisoners entered the wagon [etc.].
The verb used to be very common, equivalent to current "bust."

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