Miami, FL – Operation Triple Beam, a U.S. Marshals-led 30-day
operation to reduce gang and violent crime, concluded January 31, and
resulted in 150 arrests.
In addition to the arrests, law
enforcement officers seized 45 firearms, more than 6 kilograms of
narcotics, and more than $38,000 in cash.
“The success of
Operation Triple Beam is directly attributed to the collaboration of the
Miami Gardens & Miami-Dade Police Departments, along with the U.S.
Marshals Service, HIDTA, ATF, Miami-Dade County State Attorney’s Office,
and the U.S. Attorney’s Office of the Southern District of Florida, all
working together focusing on a common goal: targeting criminals and gang
members throughout the greater Miami-Dade area,” said Gadyaces Serralta,
U.S. Marshal for the Southern District of Florida.
cooperative efforts by these law enforcement agencies shows the
continued dedication to make South Florida a safer place to live and
play for our residents and visitors, and to ensure they are not
victimized by criminal gang members,” Serralta said.
Triple Beam was designed to target and arrest gang-affiliated offenders
& violent fugitives, wanted for crimes such as homicide, felony assault,
sexual assault, illegal possession of firearms, illegal drug
distribution, robbery, and arson. Participating agencies employed
specialized enforcement techniques in order to disrupt the criminal
operations of violent gangs and offenders throughout the Miami Gardens
and Miami-Dade County areas.
The operation was conducted by the
U.S. Marshals Service, along with the Miami Gardens Police Department,
Miami-Dade Police Department, South Florida High Intensity Drug
Trafficking Area (HIDTA), Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office, U.S.
Attorney’s Office of the Southern District of Florida, and the Federal
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
sponsor of this initiative, the U.S. Marshals Service of the Southern
District of Florida recognizes all Operation Triple Beam law enforcement
participants and their respective departments for a job well done during
a time when the entire world had its eyes on Miami during Super Bowl
week,” Serralta said.
Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found
First Federal Law Enforcement Agency