LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — A Mexican national convicted in the attempted murder of a peace officer was among 112 foreign nationals captured during a federal sweep of “at-large criminal aliens,” officials said Thursday.
All of the 100 men and 12 women taken into custody had criminal histories, and 62 of them had prior felony convictions for serious or violent offenses, such as child sex crimes, weapons charges, and assault, according to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, which conducted the operation over four days.READ MORE: Mother of Three Murdered Children in Reseda is in Custody as Police Continue Investigation
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— a 64-year-old Mexican man arrested in unincorporated Riverside County near Hemet July 17 who has a 1996 conviction for attempted murder of a peace officer;
— a 46-year-old male from Tonga arrested July 17 in Rancho Cucamonga who has prior conviction for assault with a deadly weapon;
— a 37-year-old Salvadoran gang member arrested in Los Angeles July 18 who has a lengthy rap sheet, including previous convictions for burglary, attempted burglary, receiving stolen property and DUI; and
— a 45-year-old Mexican man arrested July 19 in Los Angeles who was previously convicted of assault to commit rape and failure to register as a sex offender.
The fugitives captured during the sweep were from 11 countries. Eighty-nine of the arrestees were from Mexico, seven from El Salvador, five from Guatemala, two from Belize and two each from Honduras and Vietnam. There were also fugitives from Egypt, Philippines, Tonga, the United Kingdom and Azerbaijan.
“The remaining arrestees had past convictions for significant or multiple misdemeanors,” an ICE statement said. “One of those taken into custody is a previously deported criminal alien who will now be presented for federal prosecution for re-entry after removal, a felony punishable by up to 20 years in prison.”MORE NEWS: BAFTA Awards 2021: Chloé Zhao Wins Best Director, 'Nomadland' Wins Best Picture
The remaining arrestees will be processed administratively for removal from the United States.