POSTED: Wednesday, January 27, 2010 - 3:29pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, February 17, 2010 - 3:26pm
McALLEN, Texas (AP) - Immigration officials have announced the
arrests of 43 gang members and associates in Texas, part of more
than 400 arrests in a national anti-gang operation.
U.S. Customs and Immigration Enforcement said Wednesday that
"Project Big Freeze" targeted transnational gangs with links to
international drug cartels. There were 476 total arrests around the
Agents made arrests last week in San Antonio, Harlingen and
Laredo and 80 other cities around the country. More than 360 of
those arrested were foreign nationals.
ICE worked with the Drug Enforcement Agency and local law
enforcement in making the arrests.