Over 160 fugitives have been arrested in a crackdown in the St. Louis, Missouri, area.
Officials say that they three-month crackdown resulted in the arrests of 162 fugitives, including gang members and murder suspects.
The operation was part of the U.S. Department of Justice’s “Operation Triple Beam” that used task forces of local, state and federal law enforcement to target violent fugitives nationwide.
U.S. Marshal John Jordan says that 16 of the arrests were connected to homicides. He added that 69 suspected gang members were also arrested, 40 firearms were seized and nearly 10 pounds of illegal drugs were confiscated.