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Officials Arrest 41 Fugitives During 6-Week National Effort

More than 7,000 arrests were made nationwide, including 750 gang members.

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) - The U.S. Marshals Service says a total of 41 fugitives have been arrested in Vermont as part of a six-week national enforcement effort.

Law enforcement focused on fugitives wanted for violent crimes, including murder, attempted murder, manslaughter, robbery and sexual assault.

They also targeted fugitives with three or more felony arrests for violent crimes and wanted for narcotics, weapons offenses, assault or threats. The Marshals Services says gang members and sex offenders were a top priority.

Of the 41 arrested in Vermont between March 2 and April 10, 23 were considered to be violent offenders. The Burlington Free Press reports (http://bfpne.ws/1O3dQgr ) that most of the arrests were Chittenden County area, while several were in Addison and Rutland counties.

Nationally, 7,127 arrests were made, including more than 750 gang members.

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Information from: The Burlington Free Press, http://www.burlingtonfreepress.com 

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