To fight violent crime By way of the 2022 South by Southwest pageant, the Austin Police Division (APD) launched a Violent Crimes Initiative aimed To cease gun crime, and human trafficking. This initiative ran from March 11, 2022, through March 19, 2022. APD’s Organized and Violent Crimes Divisions collaborated with state and federal companion organizations. This mixed effort protects our group and pageant-goers from These Sort of violent crimes.

“This initiative highlights our focus To maintain our Austin group protected and the efficacy of taking proactive measures to fight violent crimes.” Chief Joseph Chacon said.

APD seized 61 firearms and made 130 arrests. 5 of the arrests have been for Solicitation of Prostitution 2nd Diploma Felony with a cost enhancement for soliciting a minor.  All through this initiative, officers have been In a place To grab a quantity of narcotics:

  • 250 lbs of marijuana
  • 309 lbs of THC edibles
  • 65 lbs of psilocybin edibles
  • 2.5 oz. of crack cocaine
  • 2.3 oz. of heroin
  • 2 oz. of methamphetamines
  • 2 Ouncesof promethazine
  • Half kilo of fentanyl
  • 3.53 g tablets of fentanyl
  • $10,000 money seized

If You’ve information on people or teams Of people Who’ve illegal firearms, are committing acts of violence, or completely different crimes involving weapons And medicines, please name the Crime Stoppers tip line at 512-472-8477 (Ideas), or use the Crime Stoppers app. You’d possibly earn a reward of As a lot as $1000.00, And also you will stay nameless.