Summary: The U.S. Marshals Service has successfully arrested over 4,400 violent fugitives in its latest operation, Operation North Star III. The operation targeted violent offenders in 20 cities, resulting in the clearance of thousands of warrants and the seizure of firearms, cash, and illegal narcotics.
U.S. Marshals Apprehend Thousands of Violent Fugitives in Operation North Star III
The U.S. Marshals Service has announced the success of Operation North Star III, an initiative aimed at apprehending violent fugitives. During the operation, over 4,400 fugitives were arrested in 20 cities across the country. The operation focused on clearing violent warrants, resulting in the clearance of 2,818 warrants for crimes such as homicide, sexual assault, robbery, assault, and firearms violations. Additionally, investigators seized 555 firearms, more than $1 million in cash, and 85 kilograms of illegal narcotics.
Efforts to Target Violent Offenders
Operation North Star III is part of the U.S. Marshals Service’s ongoing efforts to target and apprehend violent offenders. The operation, which is evidence-based and driven by community partnerships, has proven successful in reducing violence in the targeted cities. Since the 1980s, the U.S. Marshals Service has collaborated with local, state, and federal agencies to locate and apprehend dangerous fugitives. With the success of Operation North Star III, the U.S. Marshals Service has now apprehended over 6,700 wanted fugitives and removed more than 900 weapons associated with violent crime.
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