(CNN) WASHINGTON - More than 10,000 fugitives from justice have been captured in a nationwide, weeklong dragnet involving federal, state and local authorities, said the U.S. Marshals Service, which led the effort. Operation FALCON lasted from April 4 - 10 and marks the largest number of arrests ever recorded during a single operation.

The operation ended with the arrest of 10,340 people, of whom 162 were wanted for murder, 638 had outstanding arrest warrants for armed robbery and 553 were wanted for rape or sexual assault.

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