Operation Outlaws: Malcolm Harris, 30, captured

Malcolm Harris, 30, is now in police custody. One of the DEA?s most-wanted, Harris had been on the lam since last summer.
January 24, 2014 4:52:27 PM PST
Malcolm Harris, 30, is now in police custody. One of the DEA's most-wanted and featured on the ABC7 Eyewitness News Operation: Outlaws list, Harris had been on the lam since last summer.

Harris was one of 23 people charged with trafficking kilo quantities of drugs across Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin. At 5'5" and 140 pounds, Harris is one of the smallest people on the Operation: Outlaw List, created by the Drug Enforcement Agency with ABC7 Chicago Eyewitness News. However, Harris is a big player according to federal agents.

Authorities say they had intelligence that Harris was going to be a certain West Side location on Wednesday morning. When he showed up, they were there.

"We knew we were getting close. You usually do," Christopher Shaw, US Marshal Service, said.

Shaw a fugitive task force supervisor said at 7 a.m. Wednesday, Harris showed up at the corner of Adams and Throop, which is right across the street from the Chicago Police Training Academy.

Seven months ago, Chicago police and DEA officials announced the indictments of Harris and his accused drug gang. At the time authorities seized marijuana, which is considered the cartel's cash cow; pounds of heroin and cocaine; and $75,000 in cash, some of which was hidden beneath vehicle floorboards.

Harris was unarmed when captured Wednesday, US Marshal Service officials say they always send a team of deputies just in case the operation goes south.

"A safe amount. It's always more than two. There's always more deputies there than you see," Shaw said.

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