35 Illegal Immigrants Arrested in Month-Long Operation

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ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – Nearly three dozen illegal immigrants are waking up in federal custody in St. Louis this morning after being arrested as part of a month-long operation in six Midwestern states.

Immigration officials say 26 of those arrested here are convicted criminals, five are immigration fugitives and five had previously been deported.

All but one are men.

Most of the the 35 are from Mexico, but others are from Guatemala, Nigeria, Italy, Cuba, Brazil, Bosnia-Herzegovina, El Salvador and Algeria.

Among them is a 54-year-old Brazilian national who had been convicted of sexual abuse and was arrested in St. Peters.

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