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Operation FALCON 2009: Federal and Local Cops Organized Nationally

The Facts

The United States Marshals Service has teamed up with state, county, local and other federal law enforcement agencies across the nation to identify, investigate and apprehend violent offenders, gang members, sex offenders and drug dealers wanted on felony charges throughout the United States.

Beginning June 1, 2009, Operation FALCON 2009 continued the five year tradition of arresting as many fugitives and violent crime “impact players” as possible. The past six FALCONs resulted in the capture of more than 91,000 dangerous fugitives. Operation FALCON 2009 has been no different. More than 35,000 people were arrested during the operation.

Facts and Figures:

  • 35,190 Total Arrests
  • 2,356 persons wanted for sex crime offenses
  • 900 gang members / associates
  • 433 persons wanted for homicides
  • 10,525 persons wanted for drug offenses
  • 47,418 Warrants Cleared
  • 582 Firearms Seized
  • More Than 2,232 kg of Narcotics Seized
  • More Than $342,000 in Seized Cash




Nation-Wide Fact Sheets on the Operation and U.S. Marshals

Operation Falcon 2009, Deputy Ceremony

Operation Falcon 2009, Arrest

Operaton Falcon 2009 Arrest is an official site of the U.S. Federal Government, U.S. Department of Justice