Multi-Agency VCAT operation, succeeds in Targeting High Crime Areas and Reducing Gun-Related Crimes

The Violent Crimes Abatement Team (VCAT), a collaborative effort between the Natchitoches Multi-Jurisdictional Drug Task Force, Louisiana State Police, Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office, Natchitoches Police Department, Sabine TNT, ATF, and FBI, successfully completed a major operation aimed at reducing gun-related crimes in high crime areas.
During the operation, law enforcement officers targeted high crime areas and made a total of 52 arrests, seized multiple narcotics, and most importantly, seized 12 firearms. The operation was part of a wider effort to reduce gun violence in the region, which has seen an increase in such crimes in recent years.
The success of this operation can be attributed to the hard work and dedication of all the participating agencies, who worked tirelessly to make our communities safer. Through their efforts, we have been able to disrupt criminal activity while removing dangerous weapons and deadly narcotics from the streets.
We would like to express our sincere gratitude to all the participating agencies, as well as to the community for their support and cooperation throughout this operation. We urge anyone with information about illegal activities or firearms to come forward and help us keep our communities safe.
Narcotics seizures:
• Methamphetamine – 19.6 grams
• Ecstasy – 35.5 tablets
• Hydrocodone – 20 tablets
• Fentanyl – 236 tablets
• Marijuana – 45 grams
• Amphetamine – 20 tablets