FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 11, 2012


Statement from Department of Public Safety Director Jerry Lee on state-local-federal partnership to crack down on illegal immigration


Department of Public Safety Director Jerry Lee today released the following statement on the state-local-federal law enforcement crackdown on conspirators who allegedly assisted illegal immigrants with obtaining fraudulent identification documents:

"Troopers from the Missouri State Highway Patrol and investigators from the Missouri Department of Revenue were part of this state-local-federal investigation of conspirators who assisted illegal immigrants attempting to obtain identity documents fraudulently. Today, that law enforcement partnership resulted in arrests in Missouri and Texas.


"The success of this investigation would not have been possible without outstanding cooperation between state, local and federal law enforcement agencies. I commend the troopers from the Highway Patrol, investigators from the Department of Revenue and the local and federal officers that have taken part in this investigation."



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