US Marshals say 4-month anti-gang effort led to 231 arrests

September 29, 2021 GMT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A four-month police operation targeting gang activity in Omaha and surrounding communities led to more than 230 arrests and the seizure of dozens of guns and more than $800,000 worth of illegal narcotics, according to the U.S. Marshals Service said.

The service said in a news release Tuesday that Operation Triple Beam/Operation K.O. was conducted from May through August and was led by the U.S. Marshals Service’s Metro Fugitive Task Force and the Omaha and Lincoln police departments.

In addition to 231 arrests, officers seized 86 guns, about 42 pounds (19 kilograms) of narcotics worth nearly $822,000, more than 800 fentanyl pills and about $49,000 in cash, according to the release. Officers also found three missing children and recovered two stolen vehicles.

The operation was part of a national effort developed by the Marshal’s Service to reduce gang violence by arresting violent fugitives, gang members and those who have committed violent crimes.