A 60-day U.S. Marshals operation to reduce violent gang crime in Oklahoma City resulted in 262 suspects being arrested, including six people wanted for alleged homicide, and five missing children being located.
Operation Triple Beam ended on Sept. 6 and ultimately resulted in 262 arrests, including six homicide suspects, 21 assault suspects, 21 burglary suspects, 88 weapons offense suspects and 57 drug offense suspects, according to a U.S. Marshals Service news release.
“Of the total arrests, 141 were confirmed gang members,” the news release states.
“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.”
Excerpt of USA Downing’s remarks yesterday praising the men and women making arrests, and thanking Oklahomans for supporting them. Operation Triple Beam OKC = 262 arrests, 141 gang members, 72 firearms, 9kg of narcotics. #BackTheBlue @USAttorneys @USMarshalsHQ pic.twitter.com/MAroDWi9aA— U.S. Attorney WDOK (@USAO_WDOK) September 18, 2020
US Marshals arrest 262 and find 5 missing children in Oklahoma: “Operation Triple Beam” ultimately busted 262 people — including six homicide suspects! https://t.co/lCVFAexzE4— TheCyberChick (@warriors_mom) September 18, 2020
Amazing! https://t.co/oKaBnnsxui— Breitbart News (@BreitbartNews) September 18, 2020
Incredible results by @USMarshalsHQ Operation Triple Beam OKC! #BackTheBlue @OKCPD @OHPDPS @OBNDD @ATFDallas #HSIDallas @OkCountySheriff @ShawneePD #YukonPD #PottawatomieCountySheriff pic.twitter.com/IzCMxBvaZ3— U.S. Attorney WDOK (@USAO_WDOK) September 17, 2020
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Today, Oklahoma law enforcement and the U.S. Marshals Service announced the success of Operation Triple Beam. As a result of OTB, 141 gang members were arrested, 72 firearms were seized, and 9kg of narcotics were confiscated. Well done to all those on the OTB task force! pic.twitter.com/qXZUujRyv0— U.S. Attorney WDOK (@USAO_WDOK) September 17, 2020