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MULTI-AGENCY CRACKDOWN CAPTURES MORE THAN 200 CRIMINALS

    
 
Date: October 19, 2012
PIO Number: 12-10-20
 
The Broward Sheriff’s Office teamed up with local, state and federal partners to conduct a large-scale, countywide operation that nabbed 231 criminals in two days.
 
The crime crackdown, which took place October 17 and 18, included street-level narcotic sales, prostitution stings, fugitive warrant sweeps, parcel interdiction, an unlicensed contractor sting and an Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force operation aimed at identifying and arresting sexual predators.
 
“These crackdowns are about saturating the county with law enforcement presence and taking criminals off the streets,” Sheriff Al Lamberti said. “This approach is consistently successful and we couldn’t do it without the multi-agency participation.”
 
Participating agencies included the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Metro Broward Drug Task Force, State Probation and Parole, the Federal Bureau of Investigations, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, U.S. Customs and Border Protection/ICE, FDLE, South Florida Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, the U.S. Postal Service and the U.S. Marshals Office, as well as the Hallandale, Ft. Lauderdale, Lauderhill, Margate, Sunrise and Coral Springs police departments.
 
In addition to the dozens of felony arrests, the operation led to the confiscation of illegal weapons, drugs and thousands of dollars used in the commission of crimes.

***MEDIA NOTE: A few photographs of the operation are attached to his news release on our website, www.sheriff.org.

This report by:

Keyla Concepción / PIO

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