Warrant roundup leads to dozens of arrests in Shreveport

SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - Close to 150 people wanted by police are now off the streets thanks to a big warrant roundup over the past week.

"Operation Aguila," which is spanish for eagle, is a smaller version of "Operation Falcon," which is performed every year.

Over five days, the operation found 147 suspects wanted on felony charges for sex crimes, drugs, firearms, and food stamp fraud. Authorities say they cleared 160 warrants.

"This is a small number of people causing a lot of the problems in our cities, so we've taken 150 of them off the street. It was a big success," said Tommy Hancock with the U.S. Marshal's Office.

Three arrest teams were used during the operation from those agencies. The same operation made close to 200 arrests back in 2007.