ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) – St. Louis is leading the pack when it comes to arrests through Operation LeGend.
Operation LeGend brings in federal law enforcement agencies to work with state and local law enforcement to try and root out violent crime.
Since the program first came to St. Louis, 205 people have been charged in the area. Of those, 93 were charged with drug-related offenses, 90 with gun violations and 22 others have been charged in connection to other violent crimes.
Nationwide, more than 3,500 arrests has been made as part of Operation LeGend. The arrests include about 200 people connected to homicides.
“Through Operation LeGend, we have dedicated over 1,000 federal agents and tens of millions of dollars to the cities. This includes our agents and intelligence analysts, fugitive trackers, forensic experts to work with our task forces to take violent criminals…