A 60-day operation in the Oklahoma City area led to 262 arrests, the U.S. Marshals said Thursday.
Operation Triple Beam was a 60-day operation to reduce violent gang crime in the area. It ended on Sept. 6.
Of the 262 arrests, 141 were confirmed gang members. Six people were wanted for homicide, 21 people were wanted for assault, 21 people were wanted for burglary, 88 people were wanted for weapons offenses and 57 were wanted for drug offenses.
Law enforcement officers also seized 72 firearms, more than nine kilograms of narcotics and almost $17,000 in cash.
The U.S. Marshal Service Metro Fugitive Task Force also safely located/recovered five missing children while conducting Operation Triple Beam.
“Operation Triple Beam OKC was a targeted enforcement initiative by the Marshals and their partners to address violent crime in and around Oklahoma City,” said U.S. Marshal for the Western District of Oklahoma Johnny Kuhlman. “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. We believe these efforts have an immediate, positive impact on the communities we serve.”
The following agencies worked with the U.S. Marshals in the 60-day operation: Oklahoma City Police Department, Oklahoma Highway Patrol, Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office, Shawnee Police Department, Yukon Police Department, Pottawatomie County Sherriff’s Office, Oklahoma Department of Corrections, Comanche County Detention, Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics, Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms, Homeland Security Investigations, Oklahoma County District Attorney’s Office, and the United States Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Oklahoma.