A two-month effort to get violent offenders and guns off the streets ended with 71 people in Alabama facing federal charges, authorities said Monday.
U.S. Attorney Jay Town's office said federal and local authorities made the arrests in a two-month sweep and also seized 140 guns.
Out of the 71 arrests, 24 are based in Jefferson County, authorities said.
Names and charges for the people who were arrested can be seen in the map below.
The gun sweep was part of the U.S. Department of Justice's Project Safe Neighborhoods program, which U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions started last year in an effort to get the most violent criminals off the streets in the most high-crime areas.
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