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U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement arrested 78 immigrants with previous criminal charges during a week-long operation around the state.

The agency said police discovered a Phoenix drop house, where officers found 19 undocumented migrants who had been smuggled from Central America.

The article goes on to state the following:

The 78 individuals were targeted based on tips from the public, law enforcement and ICE officer surveillance. They included nationals from Mexico, Russia, Peru, Guatemala and El Salvador.

The most serious convictions among those who were arrested were three cases of aggravated assault, where convictions occurred 10 to 22 years ago. The operation also targeted nearly 30 people who had been convicted for driving under the influence.

The article continues:

Phoenix police and ICE reported several individuals believed to be the principals in the smuggling operation fled and were not apprehended.

The 19 immigrants in the drop house – most of whom are nationals of El Salvador and Guatemala – were handed over to ICE, which found 10 had previously been deported. Phoenix PD seized at least two guns at the scene.

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