1,005 SoCal Fugitives Busted

More than 1,000 people were arrested in the Southland as part of a multi-agency task force operation that netted thousands of fugitives nationwide, the U.S. Marshals office announced Thursday.

The June operation was dubbed Operation FALCON, which stands for Federal And Local Cops Organized Nationally, said Thomas Hession of the U.S. Marshals Service.

A total of 1,005 fugitives were rounded up in Southern California, including 31 homicide suspects and 122 sex offenders, along with 74 weapons, Hession said.

"The goal of Operation FALCON is simple -- to make communities safer," said John F. Clark, director of the U.S. Marshals Service. "Each time we wrap up a FALCON operation in any location, there are (fewer) dangerous individuals and fewer threats to the community than before we arrived there."

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