Wednesday, June 18, 2008 | 11:18 a.m.
In one of the largest fugitive operations ever undertaken in Nevada, the U.S. Marshals Service teamed up with other law enforcement agencies and arrested 211 fugitives this month.
Led by the the U.S. Marshals' fugitive task force — officially known as Nevada Fugitive Investigative Strike Team — Operation Falcon targeted people wanted on felony charges including sexual offenses, violent crimes, narcotics violations and other felonies.
Operation Falcon 2008 began June 9 and ended Friday. Arrests included 11 people wanted for sex offenses, 65 for narcotic offenses, 20 for assault, eight for robbery and 10 suspected gang members wanted for various felony violations, said Javier Jimenez, assistant chief deputy of the U.S. Marshals District of Nevada.
Fugitives were arrested in Las Vegas, North Las Vegas and Reno as well as rural areas of Nevada.
The joint operation included 163 federal, state and local law enforcement officers, divided into 11 separate arrest teams.