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MONROE – Law enforcement and public safety officers arrested 13 individuals during a multi-agency enforcement operation called “Operation Trident” on Jan. 29 and 30 in Union County. The operation focused on a three-part mission: locating absconders from probation supervision, conducting compliance checks on sex offenders, and conducting searches on high-risk probationers.

Agencies involved in the operation included the U.S. Marshals Western NC Violent Fugitive Task Force, N.C Department of Public Safety – Community Corrections, N.C. State Highway Patrol, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Union County Sheriff’s Office and Monroe Police Department.