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June 17, 2016 U.S. Marshals Task Force (808) 478-871
U.S. Marshals and Kauai Police Make Multiple Arrests
 
Honolulu, HI - On Monday, June 13, 2016, members of the U.S. Marshals Task Force and the Kauai Police Department (KPD) conducted a four-day operation on Kauai targeting fugitives with outstanding state felony arrest warrants. The focus of the operation targeted fugitives wanted for crimes of violence to include homicide, assault, robbery, firearms and explosives, sex offenses, narcotics, and gang and organized crime affiliations. The four-day operation resulted in the arrest of 21 fugitives, the execution of 36 outstanding state arrest warrants, and generated a total bail amount of approximately $400,000 for all warrants executed. Various amounts of marijuana were seized from multiple locations. In addition, a loaded firearm was seized from a residence where a fugitive was located and arrested on three probation violation warrants. All seized items were turned over to KPD Officers for further investigation and prosecution of new charges.

The joint efforts of the U.S. Marshals, KPD, and Task Force Officers from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement-Enforcement and Removal Operations and U.S. Social Security Administration Office of Investigations in conjunction with the Hawaii High-Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) showcased the importance of multi-agency operations to maximize resources and make the biggest impact against crime in our communities. By doing so a large number of fugitives wanted for violent crimes and large amounts of narcotics were removed from the streets in a short amount of time making our communities safer.

The U.S. Marshals Hawaii Task Force is comprised of various federal, state, and county law enforcement agencies to include the Maui Police Department, Hawaii County Police Department, Kauai Police Department, Honolulu Police Department, State of Hawaii Attorney Generalís Office, Honolulu Prosecutorís Office, State of Hawaii Probation, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Social Security Administration Office of Investigations, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement-Enforcement and Removal Operations, and Hawaii HIDTA.

Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at http://www.usmarshals.gov.

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