Houston flea market raided for fake IDs

July 25, 2010 at 12:05 PM

HOUSTON, July 25 (UPI) -- Federal agents say they broke up a ring allegedly selling fake identification documents at a Houston flea market.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents swooped down on the Sunny Flea Market Saturday and made 18 arrests, the agency told the Houston Chronicle.

The newspaper said Sunday that ICE was not revealing the types of identification allegedly being sold at the market, but said it was seeking suspects named in a series of warrants and not rounding up illegal immigrants in general.

Some shoppers were detained briefly. Lance Solano, an illegal immigrant, told the Chronicle he was released after agents checked his Mexican consular ID card.

Latest Headlines
Top Stories
Islamic State militants repelled in counter-attack on Ramadi university
Jon Stewart, Obama held secret meetings at White House
Napa Valley fire reignites, hundreds more evacuated
Hyon Yong Chol disparaged Kim Jong Un prior to execution, analyst says
Afghanistan investigates reports of Taliban leader Mullah Omar's death