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Operation Carpe Diem

Operation Carpe Diem is a statewide effort that resulted in more than 1,000 criminal arrests, the seizure of more than $6.5 million in illegal drugs and the recovery of over 100 illegal weapons. Over 600 fugitive charges were also brought by State Police. The specially trained team of troopers led by Becket Breaux, assigned to specific highways and problem areas identified by Louisiana’s Fusion Center. The troopers focused on a wide range of criminal activities cited by local sheriffs and police as being high priority in their respective jurisdictions.

1,200 lbs of marijuana seized in November from a stop on I-10 in St. Martin Parish. (Source: Louisiana State Police)


  1. 1,025 total statewide arrests
  2. $6.5 million of narcotics seized
  3. $340,802 suspected drug currency seized
  4. 556 narcotics charges
  5. 112 illegal weapons seized
  6. 60 instances of illegal carrying of weapons
  7. 637 fugitive charges
  8. 36 possession of stolen property charges
  9. 48 arrests for various sex crimes
  10. 27 prostitution/human trafficking charges
  11. 5 Internet Solicitation of Juveniles charges
  12. 9 child pornography charges
  13. 3 juveniles rescued