Something big happened early Wednesday morning in Des Moines, Iowa, but nobody knows much about what it is yet. What we do know is that a swarm of federal agents swooped in to serve 43 warrants across the metro area. Further details are expected soon,
Federal search warrants
Whatever operation just got busted in Des Moines, Iowa early Wednesday morning was big enough for federal agents to come swooping in. Local news outlets are reporting what they know, which isn’t much yet. A press conference is expected to fill in the details.
What we do know is that “multiple law enforcement agencies worked together early Wednesday morning.” The operation was considered “large-scale” and was conducted “in and around the city of Des Moines.”
So far, reports verify 43 search and probably arrest warrants were served in connection with “a nearly year-long criminal investigation.”
US Attorney issues a statement
The U.S. Attorney’s Office of the Southern District of Iowa issued a statement saying that “federal search warrants were served at addresses in Des Moines, Windsor Heights, Clive, Waukee, West Des Moines, and Adel.” The police are assuring the community that there is “no danger to the general public.”
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives teamed up with the Des Moines Police Department, Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement, Iowa State Patrol and other drug related agencies along with Revenue agents from the IRS, Homeland Security, and of course, the good ole FBI. Local police forces were on hand to assist.
According to Sgt. Paul Parizek with the Des Moines Police Department, “this is the largest operation anyone can remember DMPD being a part of.” Police note that “more information on the investigation and Wednesday operation is expected to be released later in the morning.”