262 arrests made during 60-day gang enforcement operation in Okla.

Photo via U.S. Attorney WDOK Twitter.

OAN Newsroom
UPDATED 12:00 PM PT – Friday, September 18, 2020

U.S. marshals have arrested over 260 people following an operation that targeted gang activities in Oklahoma. On Thursday, officials held a press conference to discuss the collaborative effort with Oklahoma City Police, which was deemed “Operation Triple Beam.”

According to U.S. marshals, more than 140 of those arrested were confirmed to be gang members.

Along with these arrests, law enforcement recovered five missing children. They also seized several firearms and narcotics.

Officials have said the primary goal of the operation was to make communities safer.

“It feels good to know we’re putting dangerous individuals behind bars,” stated U.S. attorney Tim Downing. “More importantly, our efforts are met with a sense of accomplishment that we are making all neighborhoods safer, not just in Oklahoma City, but all across our district.”

The operation officially ended on September 6th.

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