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For Immediate Release

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September 24, 2017 Western District of Washington; 253-302-8616
USMS Office of Public Affairs; (703) 740-1699
Violent Rape Suspect Arrested During Operation ORCA
SEATTLE , Wa. – On Saturday, the Western District of Washington, U.S. Marshals-led Pacific Northwest Violent Offender Task Force concluded “Operation Orca,” a one-day sex offender warrant sweep in Seattle. Investigators from the PNVOTF, along with the Seattle Police Department and the Washington State Department of Corrections, worked diligently throughout the morning to locate and apprehend fugitive sex offenders. A total of two fugitives were arrested during the operation.

Among the two arrested included, Navjit Singh, 32, who was wanted for rape in the first degree. Singh was thought to be residing in a residence in Kent. However investigators were unable to locate him there. They had missed him by two hours. Investigators quickly learned that he taken to the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport for a flight outbound to San Francisco Saturday morning. Investigators on the PNVOTF coordinated with the U.S. Marshals Service task force in San Francisco and the local San Francisco Police Department – Airport Divisioin to arrest Singh when he deboarded the flight. Within the hour, Singh was arrested and is now awaiting extradition back to Seattle to face his charges.

Acting U.S. Marshal Jacob Green said, “We would like to thank the Seattle Police Department for their continued partnership in helping to keep the community free of violent predators. Operation Orca is another solid example of a multi-agency collaboration with varying jurisdictions being able to come together to insure that public safety is maintained within our communities.”

The Pacific Northwest Violent Offender Task Force is comprised of the Western District of Washington and includes numerous other federal, state and local law enforcement agencies. Since it’s creation in 2010, the PNVOTF has arrested well over 13,978 violent fugitives. Of those arrested, various offenses include Homicide; Failure to Register as a Sex Offender; Sex Crimes; Firearms; and Federal Probation Violations. The United States Marshals Service is also the nation’s oldest federal law enforcement agency. Annually, U.S. Marshals arrest more than 50 percent of all federal fugitives, and serve more federal warrants than all other federal agencies combined.

http://www.usmarshals.gov.

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