Operation FALCON Results in Hundreds of Arrests in Houston Area

HOUSTON , July 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United States Marshals Service, working in conjunction with other federal, state, and local agencies, arrested 284 fugitives and cleared 328 criminal warrants during a fugitive apprehension...

Operation FALCON-Houston consisted of over 20 federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies making up six separate arrest teams, and multiple divisions of local police departments. Agencies contributing to Operation FALCON-Houston included Harris County Sheriff's Office; Houston Police Department; Pasadena Police Department; Humble Police Department; Galveston County Sheriff's Office; Galveston County Constable Precinct 8; Galveston County Auto Crimes Task Force; Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office; Montgomery County Sheriff's Office; Brazoria County Sheriff's Office; League City Police Department; Texas City Police Department; Santa Fe Police Department; Texas Department of Criminal Justice-Office of Inspector General; Texas Department of Public Safety-Criminal Intelligence Service; Texas National Guard-Counter Drug Program; Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives; Immigration and Customs Enforcement; and Drug Enforcement Administration.

Since its inception in 2005, Operation FALCON has made over 30,000 arrests and cleared over 38,000 warrants. It continues to be the largest and most successful fugitive apprehension effort in U.S. Marshals history.

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SOURCE U.S. Department of Justice