A 15-week crackdown on crime in the Omaha area led to more than 200 arrests and more than $400,000 worth of drugs seized, said U.S. Marshal Mark Martinez.
The crackdown was the second consecutive year for Operation Triple Beam, Martinez said.
Sixty-five officers from the Metro Fugitive Task Force and the Omaha Police Gang Unit worked to take guns, gang members, sex offenders and narcotics off the streets, he said.
Operation Triple Beam results:
» 249 total arrests.
» 72 arrests with ties to gangs.
» 67 firearms seized (46 handguns, 15 rifles, and six shotguns).
» A variety of drugs confiscated, with a street value $419,880.
» $68,184 in cash recovered.
» 149 sex offender compliance checks, resulting in four arrests and six new federal cases being opened.
The crackdown also helped result in a number of significant arrests, Martinez said, including:
» Nikko Jenkins in connection with four slayings in August.
» Jay Witt, accused in a killing inside a Hells Angels motorcycle club headquarters.
» Mikael Loyd in connection with the strangulation of his girlfriend, whose body was found in a South Omaha cemetery grave.