OTB Seattle-276

SEATTLE, Aug.-Oct., 2018. – Operation Triple Beam -Jet City, a large-scale, 90-day gang enforcement operation, wrapped up Sept. 30 with the arrest of 263 fugitives, 149 of whom were gang members or associates.
U.S. Marshals Western District of Washington Fugitive Task Force led the operation with the help of multiple federal, state and local law enforcement agencies. Jet City focused on known street gangs in the King County, Snohomish County, and Pierce County areas.
“Operation Triple Beams’ success illustrates the extensive partnerships within the law enforcement community and their ability to combine their specialized skills,” said Jacob Green, acting U.S. Marshal for the Western District of Washington. “As a force multiplier OTB’s unique design is to bring immediate relief to communities ravaged by violence through this short-term anti-gang violent crime reduction methodology. The arrest of 263 offenders within a span of 90 days should send a message that we will not stop.We will continue to address the violence in our community.”
Since 2010, the USMS has led more than 50 counter-gang operations which have yielded over 8,000 arrests and the seizure of more than 1,800 illegal firearms. For the last 10 years, the overarching goal of the U.S. Marshals’ nationwide Operation Triple Beam initiative has been to bring relief to the residents of communities by strategically and actively pursuing gang members and criminals most responsible for the worst crime and violence in those communities.

Photo By: Shane T. McCoy / US Marshals

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