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Caribbean nationals held in US sting operation

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NEW YORK – The United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency says officers from its Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) have arrested a number of Caribbean nationals among 58 individuals during an operation spanning the New York metropolitan area, targeting criminal immigrants.

On Wednesday, ICE said the foreign nationals arrested during the operation comprised citizens of 17 countries, including Trinidad and Tobago; the Dominican Republic; Belize; St. Vincent and the Grenadines; Guyana and Jamaica.

Others arrested are citizens of The Philippines; Indonesia; Guatemala; Ecuador; Mexico; El Salvador; Lebanon; Colombia; Israel; Romania; and the United Kingdom.

ICE did not disclose the names of those arrested, but said that during the five-day enforcement action, ERO officers apprehended immigrants with criminal convictions, in addition to others who fall under the agency’s enforcement priorities.

Those arrested had criminal histories with past convictions for rape, kidnapping, robbery, burglary and other serious criminal offenses. (CMC)

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