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AZ State Gang Task Force arrests eighty five gang members and other suspects

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Sedona AZThe Arizona Department of Public Safety’s (AZDPS) Arizona State Gang Task Force, in collaboration with the Globe Police Department, the Gila County Sheriff’s Office, the Show Low Police Department and the Gila County Attorney’s Office, crippled an organized criminal network which sold illicit drugs within Gila and Navajo Counties.

The investigation code named, Operation Globetrotter, began in September 2018 and since its inception the operation has yielded eleven search warrants, the arrest of 85 suspects, the seizure of drugs, stolen vehicles, firearms and U.S. currency.

Of the eleven search warrants, seven were completed between February 6 and 7, 2019, within the city of Globe and neighboring communities. During the two day warrant roundup, 25 suspects were arrested, including many gang members or associates.

Felony warrants have been issued for six suspects who are still outstanding.

During the operation, authorities seized:

• 3.5 lbs of methamphetamine
• 3 oz of heroin
• Four stolen vehicles
• Five firearms
• U.S. currency.

Operation Globetrotter struck a crippling blow to a criminal network and the pervasive crime associated with dangerous drug sales in the area. The action taken by the State Gang Task Force and our partners in law enforcement serves to make Globe and the surrounding communities safer,” said Colonel Frank Milstead, Director of the Arizona Department of Public Safety.

The Arizona Department of Public Safety is a law enforcement agency whose mission is to protect human life and property by enforcing state laws, deterring criminal activity and providing vital support to the State of Arizona and its citizens.


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