ICE arrests 75 people in Michigan and Ohio during week-long sting

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Posted at 12:01 PM, Feb 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-13 12:01:01-05

(WXYZ) — Immigration and Customs Enforcement arrested 75 people during a week-long sting in Michigan and Ohio earlier this month.

According to ICE, they targeted at-large illegal immigrants who were criminals, illegal immigrants who re-entered the country and others.

The sting ran from Feb. 1-7, and according to ICE, 70 percent of those arrested had prior arrests or criminal convictions.

In Michigan, ICE arrested a 55-year-old man in Sterling Heights from Iraq. ICE said he had convictions for larceny in a building, delivery of cocaine, breaking and entering an automobile with damage, delivery and manufacturing ecstasy and other charges.

A 53-year-old man from Honduras living in Detroit was also arrested. ICE said he had convictions for operating with ability impaired and operating under the influence of liquor – second offense.

ICE also said they arrested an MS-13 gang member charged by Salvadoran authorities with organised terrorism. That happened in Galloway, Ohio.