Three Jamaicans among 118 arrested by ICE in NY

Three Jamaicans have been listed among 118 foreign nationals who have been arrested by the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations over a 5-day period, in New York City, Long Island and the Hudson Valley.

Of those arrested, more than 107 were convicted criminals or had criminal charges pending, more than 55 had been issued a final order of removal and failed to depart the United States, or had been previously removed from the United States and returned illegally. Several had prior felony convictions for serious or violent offenses, including child sex crimes, weapons charges, and assault, or had past convictions for significant or multiple misdemeanors.

The three Jamaicans were all arrested in the borough of Brooklyn. They have been listed as being 33, 49 and 57 years old.

All the Jamaicans have been previously convicted and were previously deported from the US.

The convictions include: Possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance, attempted criminal sale of a controlled substance, burglary, robbery and larcenies. They have been remanded to the US Marshall Service to await trial.

ICE also arrested nationals from Grenada, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Honduras, Israel, Peru, Panama and Guatemala.

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