News from around the state of Texas

40 Immigrants With Criminal Records Arrested in East Texas

View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print

    NEWSLETTERS

    TK
    Getty Images
    HIDALGO, TX - MAY 28: Special agents from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Border Patrol, and Customs and Border Protection (CBP) question a man while his vehicle is searched after he was stopped heading into Mexico at the Hidalgo border crossing on May 28, 2010 in Hidalgo, Texas. The inspection was part of a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) joint effort between ICE, CBP and Customs and Border Patrol. The organizations are trying to slow the flow of guns, money and drugs from the United State into Mexico. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

    Federal authorities say a three-day operation has resulted in the arrest of 40 people in East Texas who were in the U.S. illegally.

    U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced Tuesday that the 37 men and three women arrested last week all have criminal records.

    Authorities say 14 of the Mexican nationals were found in Tyler, 12 in Longview, six in Canton and the others in the surrounding area. They ranged in age from 21 to 60.

    Their offenses include assault with bodily injury, driving while intoxicated, burglary and injury to a child.

    The Smith County Sheriff's Office along with police in Tyler, Longview, Kilgore and elsewhere assisted in the operation that concluded Saturday.