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Feds: ICE operation in Colorado targets violent gangsters

Kieran Nicholson
The Denver Post

A roundup over the weekend in Weld County resulted in identifying or arresting nine “foreign-born,” violent gang members, according to federal authorities.

All nine suspects have violent criminal histories, according to a media release from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), and all belong to a street gang.

Five of the suspected gang members were arrested Saturday on immigration violations and are in ICE custody, pending deportation from the United States.

Four other men already were being held in the Weld County Jail as suspects in prior crimes, according to a news release. After those cases are completed, the suspects also will be turned over to ICE for deportation, the release said.

The criminal histories of the nine men include convictions for assault, burglary, larceny, possessing illegal drugs, illegally possessing firearms, engaging in a riot with a weapon, harassment, violating a protection order, and felony menacing.

For more on this story from the Denver Post: http://www.denverpost.com/ci_12666441




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