- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 29, 2015

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents have arrested 30 fugitives or convicted criminals during a four-day sweep in the Oklahoma City and Guymon areas.

The arrests, which began on July 23, is the latest effort by ICE to prioritize the arrest and removal of convicted criminals.

An ICE official in Dallas, Simona L. Flores, says the agency’s enforcement officers play a significant role in helping make communities safer by arresting convicted criminals and removing them from the U.S.

Seventeen arrests occurred in the Oklahoma City area, including 16 who have been convicted of crimes or are wanted for prosecution. The other 13 were arrested in the Guymon area. All of them have previous convictions in the U.S.

Those arrested will remain in ICE custody as they are processed for removal.

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