Broward Sting Nets 170 April Fools - NBC 6 South Florida

Broward Sting Nets 170 April Fools

Deputies also collected hundreds of pounds of marijuana and cocaine, and thousands of prescription pills.



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    Broward's boys in blue have been busy little bees.

    Sheriff Al Lamberti announced more than 170 arrests were made in a two-day, county-wide push called "Operation April Fools." The big sting targeted street-level dealers, prescription pill pushers, fugitives with outstanding warrants, and prostitutes.

    (What, no Ponzi schemers? We got the impression there was one on every corner these days.)

    Operation April Fools also made some work for the evidence room. In addition to eight illegally-owned firearms, Deputies collected hundreds of pounds of marijuana, thousands of illegal prescription pills, and hundreds of grams of cocaine. In other words, what 2001 Colin Farrell would call "breakfast." 

    The felonious fun was part of a special cooperative effort between the DEA, FBI, U.S. Marshals Office, Florida State Attorney General’s Office, and the Fort Lauderdale, Hollywood, Hallandale, Lauderhill, Sunrise and Davie police departments.

    “By joining forces with our federal, state and local law enforcement partners, we took a lot of criminals off the streets of Broward County in the past two days,” Sheriff Lamberti said. “Residents can feel safer tonight thanks to the hard work of these deputies, officers and agents.”

    Woah there, big guy. So long as middle schools exist in Broward, no one's safe. But good work all the same.