CRIMINALS CAUGHT IN A PICKLE IN BSO'S 'OPERATION RUNDOWN'
Date: April 11, 2014 PIO#:14-4-17
Operation Rundown, a one-day, multi-agency, countywide law enforcement operation to fight illegal drugs, prostitution, child sexual predators, drunk driving, aggressive driving and fugitives, resulted in nearly 100 arrests.
The Broward Sheriff’s Office, along with multiple federal, state and local partner agencies, also confiscated three firearms and more than $230,000 during the operation that lasted all day Friday. Though the statistics were not complete, law enforcement officers made at least 97 arrests, including 38 felony arrests and 59 misdemeanors. They also seized multiple prescription pills, marijuana, cocaine and heroin.
“Teamwork among law enforcement agencies is one of the most effective ways to send a strong message to criminals,” Sheriff Scott Israel said. “I’m proud of the brave men and women from BSO and our partner agencies who worked hard today to make the streets of Broward County safer for law-abiding residents.”
The Broward County Drug Task force, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, the U.S. Marshals, the U.S. Secret Service, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Homeland Security investigations, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Florida State Probation and Parole and police officers from the cities of Ft. Lauderdale, Hollywood, Hallandale, Lauderhill, Sunrise and Coral Springs all took part in the operation.
The arrest and booking process was streamlined by having those arrested taken to BSO’s Stockade detention facility, where they received jail attire, were assessed by medical staff and had their fingerprints and mug shots taken before being transported to jail. Deputies and officers on the streets never had to stop working to transport arrested people.
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