Examples of dragnet in a Sentence
Nine suspects were caught in the police dragnet.
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Human rights advocates have expressed concern over the sheer scale of the suspect databases used by different arms of the Iraqi security forces, arguing that civilians with no links to the militants are being caught in the dragnet.
The government of Mexico, concerned about its nationals being caught in an expanding immigration dragnet, is siding with the plaintiffs in the case.
That might have been the precise moment that the man believed to be Cunanan took his life and ended a dragnet that galvanized the nation.
In the ensuing panic U.S. officials dramatically widened their dragnet in Yemen.
Most people caught in this dragnet will not be like Rudy Carcamo-Carranza.
Dozens of Portland police units have established a dragnet after a shootout with someone in East Portland on Sunday morning, according to social media.
Federal immigration agents arrested nearly 200 people in the Los Angeles area during a five-day dragnet targeting criminal offenders living in the country illegally, U.S. officials said Thursday.
But immigrant advocacy groups worry that others who are undocumented and not criminals may also get swept up in dragnets.
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