A massive takedown by the US Marshals in Oklahoma netted more than 260 suspects — including 141 gang members — and located five missing children, authorities said.
Playing out over the course of two months, “Operation Triple Beam” ultimately busted 262 people — including six homicide suspects and others wanted on assault, burglary, weapons offenses and drug offenses, KFOR reported.
Five missing children turned up in the investigation, the US Marshals Service said in a news release.
Meanwhile, 72 firearms, more than nine kilograms of narcotics and nearly $17,000 was also recovered.
The sting, which ended Sept. 6, was part of a violent crime crackdown in and around Oklahoma City, according to KFOR.
Those arrested included Pablo Robledo, a known Surenos gang member who was collared on July 31 after fleeing from the Oklahoma County Detention Center while awaiting murder charges.
Rollin’ 60s Crip gang member Dkwon Littlejohn was nabbed on July 27 on charges he burglarized a car belonging to an Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation’s special agent and stealing the agent’s issued duty rifle.
And Chasady and Charles Hall — both Dungee Crip members — are charged with kidnapping their children, who were in state Department of Human Services custody. The pair was arrested on Aug. 12 in Midwest City.
“Our primary goal with operations like OTB is to make communities safer,” the Marshals said in a statement. “When we arrest these violent fugitives, we are also removing guns and narcotics from our streets. We believe these efforts have an immediate, positive impact on the communities we serve.”