Federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents have arrested 33 people in west Michigan in an operation that targeted mostly criminals, officials announced this week.

Of those arrested, 24 had prior convictions including driving under the influence, domestic battery, contempt of court, possession of open intoxicants, criminal sexual conduct, fourth-degree child abuse, child neglect, destruction of property and other offenses

Others targeted include those deemed a threat to public safety, such as those who broke U.S. immigration laws by re-entering the country after being removed and other violators and immigration fugitives.

Those arrested included 28 men and five women, nationals from Mexico Guatemala, El Salvador and Liberia.

“Operations like this one demonstrate ICE’s continued focus on the arrest of dangerous criminal aliens as well as those who enter the United States illegally,” said Rebecca Adducci, field office director for ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations in Detroit. “I’m grateful to serve with the men and women of ICE who selflessly put themselves in harm’s way to protect the communities we live and work in.”

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