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151 arrested for sex, drugs and homicide during Operation Violence Reduction

Arrests were made in more than 19 jurisdictions following the month long operation. (FOX 8) Arrests were made in more than 19 jurisdictions following the month long operation. (FOX 8)
NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) -

The U.S. attorney said there is little doubt in his mind that recent arrests made by a large task force will cut overall crime in the metro area.

That task force has just wrapped up a month's worth of work called "Operation Violence Reduction 12."

U.S. Attorney Kenneth Polite said representatives of 19 jurisdictions were involved in the task force, which netted 151 arrests. Of that number, 40 were wanted for homicide, 35 for robbery and 27 for sex offenses.

"The individuals removed are the worst of the worst. When they are taken away from their communities, when it comes to reducing crime, they feel it on the streets," Polite said.

Polite said this task force, which wrapped up its work last week, was one of the largest his office has been involved with.

It federalized 120 state and local officers who were able to cross parish and state lines to make all those arrests. 

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