Operation Washout, a joint law enforcement effort conducted earlier this month targeting gang members, offers at least hope of some relief from violence plaguing communities all over Galveston County for more than a year.

During a news conference Wednesday, the U.S. Marshals Office announced 123 people, including 44 identified as gang members, had been arrested in Galveston County as part of a nationwide initiative targeting violent fugitives and gang members sought on warrants.

Michael A. Smith: 409-683-5206; michael.smith@galvnews.com

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Bailey Jones

[thumbup]The public, who paid for Operation Washout, has an absolute right to know who was arrested, when and where they were arrested, what they have been charged with and where they are being held.[thumbup]

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