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1,500 arrests for the Justice Ministry's efforts to curb violent crimes

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Washington — An additional 1,500 fugitives, violent criminals, sex offenders and gangsters as part of a month-long operation aimed at combating violent crimes in 10 cities. The Justice Department announced on Wednesday that members had been arrested.

Considered "Operation North Star," a 30-day initiative led by the U.S. Department of Justice will continue throughout June, focusing on cities with high numbers of murders and shootings (Baltimore, Chicago, Houston). I guessed it. , Indianapolis, Los Angeles, Memphis, New Orleans, New York City, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C. 

The Justice Department wanted the operation to be "the most serious, violent and harmful crime." He said he targeted people. , "Including murder, sexual assault, robbery or exacerbated assault. According to the agency, suspects who used guns for crimes and who showed risk factors related to violence were prioritized.

Attorney General Merrick Garland was briefed by the United States Marshals Service on the initiative on Wednesday, and reporters told reporters that the operation was "of our efforts. "Example". To protect our community from violence and gun violence.

Department Of Justice Holds Briefing On Combatting Violent Crime
Attorney General Merrick Garland at the Justice Department headquarters in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, July 6, 2022.Bonnie Cash / UPI / Bloomberg via Getty Images

Throughout this operation, the Attorney General arrested 230 for murder and 131 for sexual assault. .. Investigators also confiscated 166 firearms, more than $ 53,600 in currency, and more than 33 kilograms of illegal drugs, the agency said.

Arrested three people (34-year-old Rashaan Vereen, 18-year-old Quran Garner, 15-year-old) suspected in June. Four shootings in downtown Philadelphiakilled three people and injured 11 people. 

Garland has seen a surge in gun violence and violent crime since taking command of the Justice Ministry, including the launch of . We have taken some steps to deal with. Five gun trafficking strike units aimed at curbing the supply of trafficked firearms to major regions across the country last year.

President Biden and Garland also ordered the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives more than a year ago to crack down on federal firearm licensors that violate major regulations,{124. } Proposes a new rule to stop the spread of so-called ghost guns instructed by the station.

The final rule was published in April atand commercial manufacturers of ghost gun assembly kits must include the serial number. Commercial sellers must also be federally licensed, perform background checks prior to sale, and keep a record of their purchases as long as they do business.

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