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Multi-agency operation leads to 100 plus arrests in Fort Myers

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Multi-agency operation leads to 100 plus arrests in Fort Myers

Multi-agency operation leads to 100 plus arrests in Fort Myers

Multiple agencies worked together to reduce gang violence over the last three months, leading to 120 arrests under what they called "Operation Triple Beam."

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Multi-agency operation leads to 100 plus arrests in Fort Myers

ASKED TO LOCK THEIR DOORS ANDSTAY INSIDE.

IF YOU SEEHARRELSON, CALL 9-1-1.MORE THAN ONE HUNDRED SUSPECTSAND UPWARDS OF A 100-THOUSANDDOLLARS WORTH OF DRUGS... ARENOW OFF LEE COUNTY STREETS.THIS ALL PART OF WHAT’S BEENDUBBED OPERATION TRIPLE BEAM.FOX 4’S RACHEL LOYD IS INDOWNTOWN FORT MYERS WHERE THATPRESS CONFERENCE WRAPPED UP AFEW HOURS AGO.RACHEL, WHAT ELSE DID YOU LEARN?LOCAL, STATE AND FEDERAL LAWENFORCEMENT AGENCIES ANNOUNCEDTHEY ARRESTED MORE THAN AHUNDRED PEOPLE THIS SUMMER.

THEYSAY 90 PERCENT OF THOSE ARRESTSHAPPENED RIGHT HERE IN FORTMYERS.(:27 - :33)(:42 - :48)Folks, the violence is going tostop.POLICE CHIEF DERRICK DIGGSANNOUNCED STATE A FEDERALAGENCIES HELPED SEIZE NEARLY 50GUNS IN FORT MYERS, AND PUT 120PEOPLE BEHIND BARS SINCE MAY.CHARGES RANGED FROM CARRYINGDANGEROUS DRUGS TO GUNPOSSESSION TO ASSAULT.

LEECOUNTY SHERIFF CARMINE MARCENOSAYS EVEN THOUGH OPERATIONTRIPLE BEAM IS OVERTHEIR WORKWILL CONTINUE.When people are behind bars theycan’t commit more crimes.

So,every single crime is one toomany.

And we go all over thecounty ongoing, everyday.US ATTORNEY AMIRA FOX SAYS THECOLLABORATIVE EFFORTS BETWEENAGENCIES ON ALL LEVELS MAKES ITEASIER TO BRING PEOPLE TOJUSTICE.Lee County might have a reportof gang activity in one area.Fort Myers might have a reportof gang activity in anotherarea.

If they’re coordinating,they realize it’s the same gang,and the people are travelingbetween the two differentplaces.AND THE STATE ATTORNEY’S OFFICESAYS THEY’RE WORKING ON ANARCOTICS TASK FORCE TO KEEPDRUGS OFF THE STREETS




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