OTB Houston 2019-075
HOUSTON – 501 arrests were made during a 90-day law enforcement operation to reduce violent gang crime in the greater Houston area. Federal, State and Local law enforcement cleared 793 felony warrants, arrested 113 documented gang members, and seized 41 firearms, 11.6 kilos of narcotics, $461,560 in currency and nine vehicles.
U.S. Marshals-led Operation Triple Beam (OTB) was conducted by the Houston Police Department’s North Shepherd and South Gessner Divisions, along with the, the Harris and Montgomery County Sheriff’s Offices, Texas Department of Public Safety, Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Drug Enforcement Agency, Department of Homeland Security, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Texas, Texas Department of Criminal Justice-OIG, The Gulf Coast Violent Offenders and Fugitive Task Force and the Harris County District Attorney’s Office.
OTB is an initiative, developed by The U. S. Marshals, to target and arrest violent fugitives and criminal offenders who commit high-profile crimes such as homicide, felony assault and sexual assault, illegal possession of firearms, illegal drug distribution, robbery and arson. Each local, state and federal agency utilized enforcement techniques and statutory authority in order to disrupt the criminal operations of violent gangs across the county and in the Houston and surrounding areas.
Photo By Shane T. McCoy / US Marshals