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ICE arrests 50 in three-day operation

25 people arrested in San Antonio

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U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers arrested 50 convicted criminal illegal immigrants, immigration fugitives and other immigration violators during a three-day operation that ended Thursday.

In a news release, ICE officials said 25 people were arrested in San Antonio, 18 in Austin and seven in Waco.

The people taken into custody included 30 illegal immigrants who were convicted of sex offenses, rape, larceny, drug possession, domestic violence, aggravated assault, and driving under the influence, ICE officials said.

Among those arrested in San Antonio included a 56-year-old Mexican national who was convicted of indecency with a child and larceny, a 57-year-old Mexican national who was convicted of assault with bodily injury, criminal trespassing and driving while intoxicated and a 48-year-old Canadian national with convictions for aggravated assault, robbery and possessing cocaine.

"The results of this operation underscore ICE's ongoing focus to arrest convicted criminal aliens who prey upon our communities and who chose to ignore our nation's immigration laws," said Enrique M. Lucero, field office director for ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations in San Antonio.

The operation was conducted over a three-day period in central and south Texas.