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New Jersey Crime Sweep Leads To The Arrest Of 150+ Fugitives

Date: January 30, 2017

HAMILTON, N.J. – According to an announcement made Wednesday by New Jersey Attorney General Christopher Porrino, more than 150 fugitives were arrested in an ongoing crime sweep over the past 3 months.

These fugitives were part of the state’s most wanted fugitives.

The goal of the bust was to target the state’s most dangerous and violent offenders. It also aimed to bring alleged drug dealers and traffickers to justice.

Law enforcement agencies worked with the State police’s Fugitive Task Force to identify and locate the targeted individuals. The ongoing crime spree was started in hopes to make the neighborhoods safer.

Apart from the arrests, a number of illegal items were seized by the authorities including 11 guns, 631 decks of heroin, and 60 vials of crack cocaine. The crime sweep was launched 1 November, 2016.

A new initiative was also announced by Porrino which was designed to prevent witness intimidation in criminal cases.

Source: www.philadelphia.cbslocal.com

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Attorney James A. Abate practices Criminal Defense, DWI Defense, Business Litigation, Real Estate & Personal injury cases in Union County, New Jersey.