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For Immediate Release

July 21, 2011

DUSM Donna Diaz,

District of Hawaii

(808) 541-3059 (work)
Over  62 Fugitives Arrested During U.S. Marshals “OPERATION LOKAHI”

HONOLULU, HI – Over the course of two days beginning on July 19, 2011, the United States Marshals Hawaii Fugitive Task Force conducted “Operation Lokahi Sweep”.  HPD Officers, Deputy U.S. Marshals, Deputy Sheriffs, and Federal Agents (ICE, ATF, DEA) conducted a joint fugitive apprehension sweep encompassing the entire island of Oahu.  Sixty-two wanted fugitives were arrested and 123 warrants cleared. Those who were apprehended were wanted for various violent crimes to include robbery, narcotics violation, firearms possession, parole and probation violation.


In a statement made by U.S. Marshal Gervin Miyamoto, “The Operation name ‘Lokahi Sweep’ is the corner stone of Hawaii’s law enforcement. The operational unity, commitment, and cooperation by all four county police departments, state, military, and federal law enforcement officers to reduce crime by the consequence of arrest is the vision of Hawaii’s law enforcement.”


The agencies involved in the collaborative initiative include the Honolulu Police Department, Department of Public Safety Sheriffs Division and Narcotics Enforcement Division, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosive, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Drug Enforcement Administration, Coast Guard Investigative Service, Western States Information Network, U.S. Attorney’s Office,  State of Hawaii Attorney General’s Office, Honolulu Prosecutor’s Office the, Hawaii Fugitive Task Force (HI-HIDTA-Hawaii County PD, Maui PD, Kauai PD) and the Hawaii National Guard Counterdrug Program.