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Posted at 4:16 PM ET, 07/19/2010

30 alleged gang members arrested in Va.

By Washington Post editors

Federal and local authorities have arrested 30 suspected gang members and associates over the weekend in northern Virginia as part of a three-day enforcement sweep.

Officials at U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement say the arrests were part of an ongoing effort to target foreign-born gang members.

Of those arrested, 21 are facing only administrative immigration violations. The remainder face criminal charges.

All but one of the 30 are foreign nationals who face deportation. ICE says those arrested include 10 from Honduras, seven from El Salvador, nine from Guatemala and three from Mexico. Those arrested were associated with the MS-13, Mexican Pride and Southside Locos gangs.

Fairfax County Police and the county sheriff's office also participated in the arrests.

-- Associated Press

By Washington Post editors  | July 19, 2010; 4:16 PM ET
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, Virginia  
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Comments

Why don't we have the same level of service from ICE in Maryland? Are they afraid of CASA De Maryland?

Posted by: postisarag | July 19, 2010 5:59 PM | Report abuse

most definitely afraid of casa...oh yeah there are no latino gangs in MD. Not even in MoCo, PG Co, Baltimore Co, and Charles Co. But History Channels reported different on Gangland.

Posted by: serranorr | July 19, 2010 6:26 PM | Report abuse

Where is Eisenhower when you need him? Rounded up over a million illegals so our boys could have jobs after coming home fighting in Korea.

Posted by: zcxnissan | July 21, 2010 10:24 PM | Report abuse

Can anyone explain why this article on arrests of 29 illergal alien gang members, and another on the truck driver arrested by ICE appear ONLY on the Washington Post "blog" section rather than in the print or online versions of the Post?
Both items have appeared in other local media forums (WUSA9.com and Fairfax County Times). Considering the debate on immigration reform, would have thought both of these items would have warranted more significant interest from the Post?

Posted by: jocada | July 26, 2010 10:28 AM | Report abuse

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