CHP: Feds arrest 12 in immigration raid at Lake Tahoe |

CHP: Feds arrest 12 in immigration raid at Lake Tahoe

KINGS BEACH, Calif. – Federal immigration officers arrested 12 suspected illegal immigrants after stationing near a recent DUI checkpoint on Lake Tahoe’s North Shore, a California Highway Patrol officer said Thursday.

Sgt. Steve Bryan of California Highway Patrol said federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers stood by a highway patrol DUI checkpoint Friday, Aug. 28, in Kings Beach, arresting those who didn’t have proper identification.

Calls to ICE weren’t immediately returned Thursday to ascertain the status of those arrested.

CHP conducted the checkpoint – on State Highway 28 just east of the intersection with State Highway 267 – solely to look for drunken drivers and ensure people were driving with valid licenses, Bryan said. He said ICE worked independently at the checkpoint to search for suspected illegals.

The highway patrol arrested three drivers for DUI, issued nine driver’s license-related citations and impounded four vehicles which weren’t properly registered.

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