Anti-gang operation in Oklahoma City results in 262 arrests and 5 missing children found

by Jenny Mount · Sep 18th, 2020 4:51 pm
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Last Updated Sep 20th, 2020 at 11:55 pm

More than 260 suspects have been arrested — including six people wanted for alleged homicide — and five missing children located as a result of a 60-day U.S. Marshals anti-gang operation in Oklahoma City.

U.S. Marshal for the Western District of Oklahoma Johnny Kuhlman said Operation Triple Beam OKC was a "targeted enforcement initiative" to address violent crime in the area.

"Our primary goal with operations like OTB is to make communities safer. When we arrest these violent fugitives, we are also removing guns and narcotics from our streets," Kuhlman said. "We believe these efforts have an immediate, positive impact on the communities we serve."

Law enforcement officers seized 72 firearms, more than 9 kilograms of narcotics and almost $17,000 in cash. Officials said that 141 of the 262 arrests were confirmed gang members.

? Operation Triple Beam follows several other similar operations, including one in Georgia that recovered 39 children and another in Ohio that recovered 25.


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