INDIANAPOLIS -- U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials say 42 people have been arrested in the Indianapolis area on charges they were in the country illegally.
A news release says the arrests were part of a month-long operation conducted by officers in six Midwestern states and led to the arrests of 287 men and 10 women from 29 countries.
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In the Indianapolis area, 24 of those arrested were convicted criminals, 18 were immigration fugitives and seven were previously deported from the United States and re-entered illegally. Thirty-eight of those arrested in Indianapolis were men and four were women.