ICE raids lead to arrests in Avon |

ICE raids lead to arrests in Avon

Melanie Wong
Vail, CO Colorado

AVON, Coloardo ” Seven people were arrested from the Aspen Trailer Park in Avon on Wednesday after a raid by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

ICE agents were also looking for people in Edwards, but no arrests were made.

The arrests were part of the “fugitive operations program,” which targets illegal immigrants who have received federal orders of deportation but have not complied, said ICE spokesman Carl Rusnok.

“These are targeted operations looking for specific people,” he said.

Those operations “give top priority to cases involving aliens who pose a threat to national security and community safety, including members of transnational street gangs, child sex offenders, and aliens with prior convictions for violent crimes,” according to the agency’s Web site.

Three of the people arrested were from Honduras and four were from Mexico. One person was not a “targeted person,” but agents found out he had been deported and re-entered the country during the operation.

Rusnok said the arrests were not related to four arrests made earlier this month by ICE agents at the Sunridge Apartments in Avon.

Staff Writer Melanie Wong can be reached at 748-2928 or

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