Federal authorities say more than 60 people with criminal records and in the country illegally have been arrested as part of a three-day law enforcement operation.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in a statement Friday said officers apprehended offenders in Austin, San Antonio, Waco and elsewhere.
Authorities say 54 of the people had previous convictions for aggravated assault, burglary, alien smuggling and other felony charges. Others arrested this week were longstanding fugitives or had been previously deported.
ICE officials said that in fiscal year 2014 alone, a fugitive operations team based in San Antonio arrested more than 940 people.