U.S. Marshals Arrest 1,500 Fugitives

Operation North Star seeks to apprehend violent offenders.

The Justice Department reported Wednesday that more than 1,500 fugitives, sex offenders, and gang members were arrested in 10 large American cities as part of a federal operation against violent crime. The operation, known as North Star, carried out by the U.S. Marshals Service, sought to apprehend the most violent offenders, particularly those who used firearms, and was concentrated in cities with the highest rates of homicides and gun violence.

Attorney General Merrick Garland commended the operation, calling it an important step in protecting residents in municipalities and ending the “plague of gun violence.” He added that those arrested were “the most significant drivers of violent crime. The Justice Department will continue this all summer and as long as it takes to drive these numbers down.”

During Operation North Star, which began in June, 166 firearms were seized, as well as over $53,600 in currency and more than 33 kilograms of illegal narcotics.

U.S. Marshals Service Director Ronald Davis said that the operation “was focused on areas where local law enforcement has seen a large number of homicides and shootings.” He added, “By partnering with our local and state partners, we are able to hone in on the most dangerous criminals who cause the most harm.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Attorney General Garland as he seeks to increase and improve public safety.
  • For the safety of agents involved in Operation North Star and for wisdom as they seek violent fugitives.
  • For Director Ronald Davis as he oversees the U.S. Marshals Service.

Sources: Washington Post, Newsmax, ABC News


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