Over 5,000 Arrested Since Operation Legend Launch

Attorney General announces progress made on violent crime since July.

This week at a law enforcement roundtable in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Attorney General William Barr reported that federal agents have participated in over 5,000 arrests in nine cities since Operation Legend started in July. Homicide accounts for 247 of the arrests. More than a thousand of the cases include federal charges for firearm offenses or drug offenses.

Since the operation began, over 2,000 firearms, 22 kilos of heroin, and 15 kilos of fentanyl, 28 kilos of cocaine, 130 kilos of methamphetamine, and $7.3 million in drug proceeds have been seized.

Named after four-year-old LeGend Taliferro who was shot and killed in his sleep on June 29, 2020 in Kansas City, Missouri, the operation has federal, state, and local law enforcement working cooperatively to reduce violent crime. The operation has made its way into the states of New Mexico, Missouri, Illinois, Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin, Tennessee, and Indiana to date.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • That Operation Legend would accomplish the reduction of violent crime in the nation.
  • For the Justice Department as they seek to bring criminals to justice. 
  • That federal agents would be protected as they endeavor to prevent violence in cities across the country. 

Sources: The Crime Report, Daily Caller


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