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Law enforcement plans announcement on Bakken crime fighting

BISMARCK, N.D. — Law enforcement officials are announcing a “major development” relating to crime-fighting efforts in the oil-producing region of North Dakota and Montana.

Details of the development will be discussed Wednesday during a news conference in Bismarck.

State and federal law enforcement officials earlier this year announced the Bakken Organized Crime Strike Force. It will target the criminal networks blamed for much of the increase in human trafficking, drug dealing and violent offenses in northwestern North Dakota and northeastern Montana.

Officials say the strike force consists of 50 existing law enforcement agents and four prosecutors who work in a collaborative effort to attack organized crime.

In related news, Leader of Bakken Strike Force crime unit named.

This article was from The Associated Press and was legally licensed through the NewsCred publisher network.

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