Marshal’s Service: 203 fugitives arrested in Arizona roundup

Marshal’s Service: 203 fugitives arrested in Arizona roundup

PHOENIX (AP) – Dozens of law enforcement agencies have rounded up over 200 fugitives in southern and central Arizona during a roundup conducted last week.

The U.S. Marshals Service says 29 federal, state and local law enforcement agencies arrested 203 fugitives out of over 1,000 wanted for felonies such as murder, armed robbery, rape and drug crimes.

The roundup was called “Operation Justice 2016” and conducted Tuesday through Friday.

U.S. Marshal David P. Gonzales says a major focus of the effort was to go after violent career criminals and gang members.

Copyright 2016 The Associated Press.

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Eduardo Santiago joined the FOX 9 and ABC 5 news team in February, 2012. That’s the same year KECY launched its very first local newscast. He has been covering local news in Yuma and the Imperial Valley since his start as a KYMA photojournalist in 2006. During his decade in broadcasting, Eduardo has covered some of the biggest stories in the Desert Southwest – from President Bush’s visit to Yuma, Ariz. to the uncovering of drug tunnels that span the US-Mexico border. One of the most memorable stories Eduardo covered was the 2010 Easter Earthquake that rocked the Imperial Valley, Mexicali, and Yuma. Eduardo, along with his news team, won an award from the Associated Press for best coverage of an ongoing story following the quake. Before he made his move to TV, Eduardo was just a kid born in East Los Angeles, where he spent his early childhood. His parents moved him to Mexicali, B.C. Mexico, where he did most of his elementary school education. He finally landed in El Centro, where he graduated from Central Union High School in 2005. Eduardo is currently a student at Imperial Valley College. You can find Eduardo hanging out in the Imperial Valley and Yuma with his family on any given weekend. His off-screen passion is playing guitar and sports.

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