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‘Operation Triple Beam Colorado’ takes 156 fugitive gang members off the streets

Posted at 3:20 PM, Aug 22, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-22 20:31:54-04

COLORADO – Law enforcement in Colorado reports they’ve arrested 156 people since May as part of “Operation Triple Beam Colorado” which targeted fugitive gang members accused of violent crimes.

According to the U.S. Marshals Service, agents and officers seized or recovered:

  • 26 firearms, including 10 full auto rifles
  • 1.3 kilograms of methamphetamine
  • 739 grams of cocaine
  • 6 stolen vehicles
  • $89,087 in funds

One of the notable arrests in southern Colorado is Joshua Pacheco, a reported member of the East Side Dukes gang, who was wanted for distribution of controlled substances in Pueblo County.  According to the U.S. Marshals Service, Pacheco arrest lead to the seizure of methamphetamine and heroin, plus the recovery of five guns and a stolen vehicle.

Representatives from the U.S. Attorney’s Office, U.S. Marshals, Colorado Springs Police Department, El Paso County Sheriff, Pueblo Police Department, Pueblo County Sheriff, State Department of Corrections, Colorado Bureau of Investigations, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives (ATF) all took part in the efforts.