Between mid-May and late-August, the U.S. Marshals Service, FBI, Colorado Bureau of Investigation, Drug Enforcement Administration, Colorado Springs police, Colorado Department of Corrections, Colorado Bureau of Investigation and U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agents combined forces to arrest the 156 fugitives suspected of gang activity, according to a news release by Chief Deputy U.S. Marshal Mike Bunk.
The Denver Post reported that among those arrested in "Operation Triple Beam Colorado" was Lester Bell. Reportedly a member of the Gangster Disciples, Bell has been charged in a 2000 homicide in the San Diego area—he allegedly beat his victim to death with a baseball bat.
David Weaver—U.S. Marshal for the District of Colorado—told the Denver Post, " This joint operation had the added effect of strengthening the relationship among our local, state and federal law enforcement counterparts."