OGDEN -- Ten individuals in Weber, Davis, and Box Elder counties were arrested as part of a nationwide round up last week of convicted criminal aliens, immigration fugitives and immigration violators.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced the results Monday of operation Cross Check. The operation led to the arrest of 3,100 people nationwide including 54 in Utah.
There were 36 people arrested in Salt Lake City, seven in Utah County, five in Weber County, four in Davis County, and one each in Box Elder and Summit counties.
The name of those from the Top of Utah who were arrested was not available from ICE.
This six-day Cross Check operation was the largest of its kind in the U.S. and involved the collaboration of more than 1,900 ICE officers and agents from all 24 field offices, assistance from ICE Homeland Security Investigations as well as coordination with federal, state and local law enforcement agencies.
Arrests occurred in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, three U.S. territories and the District of Columbia.
ICE officers arrested 2,834 individuals who had prior criminal convictions including at least 1,063 aliens who had multiple criminal convictions.
Of those arrested, 1,477 had felony convictions including murder, manslaughter, attempted murder, kidnapping, assault with a deadly weapon, armed robbery, terroristic threats, drug trafficking, child abuse, battery on a child, sexual crimes against minors, and aggravated assault. The arrestees also included 50 documented gang members and 149 convicted sex offenders.
ICE Director John Morton said in a prepared statement the Cross Check operation has made a significant impact in rounding up criminals and immigration violaters.
"The results of this targeted enforcement operation underscore ICE's ongoing commitment and focus on the arrest and removal of convicted criminal aliens and those that game our nation's immigration system," he said. "Because of the tireless efforts and teamwork of ICE officers and agents in tracking down criminal aliens and fugitives, there are 3,168 fewer criminal aliens and egregious immigration law violators in our neighborhoods across the country."
ICE conducted it's first Cross Check operation in December 2009, and has since conducted seven regional and two national Cross Check operations resulting in the arrest of more than 7,400 convicted criminal aliens. Last week's operation is the third nationwide Cross Check in the agency's history.