Gang Members arrested in emphasis takedown

On July 24, 2009, just shortly after midnight, Seattle Police Gang Unit and Narcotics Detectives with the assistance of the FBI, US Attorney’s office, and King County Prosecutor’s office, concluded a four-day gang emphasis operation. The operation resulted in the arrest of 12 adult males and one juvenile male suspect, a sizeable amount of cash, three handguns, one shotgun, and two vehicles and seized narcotics. 

This effort constitutes a comprehensive, coordinated effort to prevent, intervene in, and suppress youth gang violence. The King County Prosecutor’s office reviewed the cases against the suspects for rush filing and will request significant bail in order to ensure the safety of the public. The suspects were booked on various charges ranging from weapons and narcotics charges to outstanding warrants. 

“This task force worked tirelessly to take these dangerous criminals off the streets. We will maintain a high visibility and be particularly watchful at the Torchlight Parade on Saturday.” Capt. Ron Wilson said.      

Additional arrest made on Sunday Night*

On 7/27 /09, at approximately 1150 p.m., members of the SPD Gang Unit  Port of Seattle PD and Federal Air Marshals took 2 additional gang members into custody without incident. The arrest took place at the Seatac Airport during the unloading of an inbound flight from Las Vegas.