ICE arrests 14 in Milwaukee linked to Mexican gang

“Violent street gangs account for a burgeoning amount of crime in our communities in the Midwest and across the country,” said Gary Hartwig, special agent in charge of Homeland Security Investigations.

Special agents with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement have arrested 14 foreign nationals in Milwaukee who are members or associates of the Mexican Posse gang, according to a news release from the agency in Chicago.

Working with police departments in Milwaukee, Greendale and Greenfield, authorities arrested the men this week as part of an ongoing national effort to target foreign-born gang members, the release says.

Thirteen of those arrested are Mexican nationals. One is from the Dominican Republic.

All are in Immigration and Customs Enforcement custody pending deportation proceedings. One also faces possible federal prosecution as an illegal immigrant in possession of a firearm, the release said.

Wide range of crimes

All 14 who were arrested have criminal histories that include arrests and convictions for a wide range of crimes committed in the United States, including narcotics trafficking, criminal damage to property and theft, the agency said.


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