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27 Suspected Gang Members Arrested In Immigration Sting In Ok.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has announced 27 suspected gang members and their associates were among 47 people arrested in a four-day immigration sting that ended on Saturday.

The arrested persons’ names were not released. Of the 46 arrested in Lexington, McAlester, Comanche County and the Oklahoma City area, 45 were men and only one was a woman. 

12 of those arrested were U.S. citizens, 28 were from Mexico, 2 from El Salvador, 2 from Guatemala, and 2 were from Honduras, said officials. The U.S. citizens were arrested on warrants or criminal charges, but the specifics complaints, charges, or immigration violations for the others were not released.

The Department of Homeland Security, the National Gang Unit, Oklahoma County sheriff’s investigators, FBI, and city police were all involved in the sting and ICE officials are coordinating the detention and deportation of the ones here illegally.