It’s being billed as one of the largest crackdowns on gangs.
Federal agents arrested about 1,000 accused gang members across 282 cities in the past few months, The Christian Science Monitor reports.
The six-week crackdown, “Project Wildfire,” involved 239 gangs.
Project Wildfire is “one of the largest operations we’ve ever conducted and it’s the most successful operation we’ve conducted. The level of cooperation is typical, but the level of success is the direct result of the level of cooperation between state and local partners,” said Mike Prado, acting deputy assistant director of transnational crime and public safety in ICE’s Homeland Security Investigations.