POSTED: Monday, July 13, 2009 - 7:23am
UPDATED: Thursday, February 25, 2010 - 11:33am
Ninety eight fugitives from Cameron and Willacy county are behind bars due to Operation Falcon.
The special operation focused on capturing individuals wanted on felony charges. Some of those crimes range from sexual predators to crimes of violence. One of the arrest was of Jose Luis Garcia who is accused of a drug related murder. The operation consisted of approximately 15 federal, state, and local law enforcement officers and all headlined by the U.S. Marshals.
Since it's inception in 2005, over 91,000 arrest have been made making it the largest and most successful fugitive apprehension efforts in the Marshal's history.