Operasie “Clean Sweep
” focused on capturing some of the state’s
“most violent offenders
,” insluitend bendelede, sex offenders
, and violent criminals
, US Marshals said in a nuusvrystelling
The operation took place over a one-month period in July and targeted specific “prioriteit” counties including Essex, Mercer, Camden, Atlantiese Oseaan, and Gloucester, according to the US Marshals.
“By employing a strategically focused approach to policing, our state, county, plaaslike, and federal, partners were able to locate and apprehend some of the most dangerous fugitives in the state of New Jersey,” US Marshal Juan Mattos Jr. said in the release. “By removing these violent offenders from the streets, the communities they preyed upon can immediately feel more secure.”
The US Marshals Service worked with the District of New Jersey and the New York/New Jersey Regional Fugitive Task Force to conduct the sweep, which they describe in the release as a “high-impact fugitive apprehension initiative.”
Among those arrested were 72 gang members, 13 suspects wanted for homicide, en 80 suspects wanted for weapons offenses, volgens die vrylating. Meer as 1.4 kilograms of narcotics, $ 5,259, en 16 firearms were confiscated, the US Marshals Service said.
“Many fugitives tend to re-commit violent crimes which increases danger to communities by making the neighborhoods where we live and work unsafe,” Mattos said. “By collaborating with our state, county, plaaslike, and federal partners, and conducting enforcement endeavors like Operation Clean Sweep, law enforcement serves to disrupt these criminal activities.”
Other agencies that participated in the operation included the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office; Essex County Sheriff’s Office; Camden County Sheriff’s Office; Departement van Regstellings in New Jersey; New Jersey State Police; Newark Police Department; and Customs and Border Protection Special Response Team.