US Marshals Arrested Over 260 Suspected Criminals, Gang Members, Locate 5 Missing Children

By Jake Dima 

U.S. Marshals apprehended over 260 suspected criminals, including approximately 140 gang members, and located five missing children in a months-long operation.

The law enforcement event, dubbed “Operation Triple Beam,” lasted nearly two months and netted 262 arrests, including those accused of murder, assault, burglary and drug offenses, according to KFOR. A total of 141 of the arrestees were gang members, and the agents were able to rescue five missing children, the local outlet reported.

Officers recovered 72 firearms, 9 kilograms (approximately 20 pounds) of narcotics, and $17,000, according to KFOR.

“Operation Triple Beam OKC was a targeted enforcement initiative by the Marshals and their partners to address violent crime in and around Oklahoma City,” U.S. Marshal for the Western District of Oklahoma Johnny Kuhlman said in a news release, according to KFOR.

“Our primary goal with operations like OTB is to make communities safer,” Kuhlman continued. “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.”

Marshals arrested a prison escapee who fled from a detention facility using a bed sheet, a Crip gang member who allegedly stole an officer’s patrol rifle, and two suspected gang members who purportedly kidnapped their own children from a daycare, according to KFOR.

A total of 13 different law enforcement organizations joined the U.S. Marshal Service to crackdown on violent crime in the area, the local outlet reported.


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John Jay
1 month ago

AWESOME OPERATION!! WELL DONE!! They need some
of that out here in Californial, especially in Los Angeles.
To a smaller extent, here in Ventura County too.