Immigration Operation Across Florida, Puerto Rico Leads To 271 Arrested

A total of 271 people across Florida, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands were arrested in a 5-day immigration sweep operation, officials say.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said Wednesday that 99 people had criminal records and the rest had faced other offenses. Forty-nine of those arrested were considered ICE fugitives, and 39 had been previously deported.

The county with the highest number was Miami-Dade, at 76 arrests. Broward County saw 65 arrests.

The agency highlighted the arrest of a Cuban citizen convicted of attempted murder in 2014, and a Mexican citizen convicted of child exploitation in 2013. 

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