Federal officers with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Enforcement and Removal Operations arrested 98 alleged immigration violators in north Texas and Oklahoma during a 10-day enforcement action, which ended Friday.
A total of 11 arrests were made in Oklahoma, with three in Oklahoma City and eight in Tulsa, the agency said in a news release.
Of the 98 arrested, 67 had criminal convictions; 87 men and 11 women were arrested. They range from 19 to 62 years old.
None were identified in the release.
Those arrested during the operation are from the following countries: Mexico (82), El Salvador (7), Honduras (6), Marshall Islands (1), Pakistan (1) and Peru (1).
Most of those who were targeted in the sweep had prior criminal histories that included convictions for the following: smuggling other immigrants, assault, burglary, dangerous drugs, discharge of a firearm, domestic violence, driving under the influence, drug trafficking, fraud, illegal entry, hit and run, homicide, larceny, lewd or lascivious acts with a minor, marijuana possession, possessing a weapon, probation violation, resisting officer, sex assault, sex offense, sex offense against a child, traffic offense, and trespassing.
Five confirmed and documented gang members were also arrested during this operation, the agency said.
Twenty-nine of those arrested illegally re-entered the United States after having been previously deported, which is a felony.