Homeland Security arrests 18 illegal immigrants in Coopersville

Posted at 10:34 PM, Nov 07, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-07 22:34:42-05

COOPERSVILLE, Mich. — Federal agents arrested 18 people in Coopersville Tuesday for being in the country illegally.

Homeland Security Investigations served a federal search warrant at Demeester Wood Products. There, they arrested 13 Guatemalan nationals and five Mexican nationals, all between the ages of 20-43. They face administrative immigration charges and were arrested without any trouble.

Six of those arrested had been previously deported and face potential federal charges for re-entry.

The individuals are being held in ICE custody.