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For Immediate Release

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July 03, 2017 District of Hawaii;
USMS Office of Public Affairs (703) 740-1699
US Marshals and Honolulu Police Make Multiple Arrests
Honolulu, Hawaii - On Monday, June 26, 2017, members of the U.S. Marshals Task Force and the Honolulu Police Department (HPD) conducted a five-day operation on Oahu 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 five-day operation resulted in the arrest of 80 fugitives, the execution of 171 outstanding state arrest warrants, and generated a total bail amount of approximately $3,278,424 for all warrants executed.

The goal of the operation was to locate and arrest wanted fugitives across the entire island of Oahu with the coordinated efforts of law enforcement including officers from HPD’s Criminal Investigation Division and Crime Reduction Unit, and federal agents from the U.S. Marshals Service, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), and the U.S. Social Security Administration Office of Investigations.

“This operation sends a strong message that fugitives on Oahu will be tracked down and apprehended,” said acting Honolulu Police Chief Cary Okimoto. “Taking dangerous individuals off the street is one way of making Honolulu safer, and we thank our federal and state partners for helping to accomplish this.”

“The collaboration and lokahi (unity) between the Honolulu Police Department along with all of our County, State, and Federal law enforcement partners and prosecutor offices is the cornerstone of the Hawaii Fugitive Task Force,” said U.S. Marshal Gervin Miyamoto, U.S. Marshals Service for the District of Hawaii.

The joint efforts of the U.S. Marshals Task Force and Honolulu Police 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 were removed from the streets in a short amount of time making our communities safer. The dedication of the officers involved is attributed to ensuring the safety and well-being of residences and visitors of Oahu and the State of Hawaii.

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 General’s Office, Honolulu Prosecutor’s 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, Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Attorney’s Office, and Hawaii HIDTA.

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

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