MCSO raids Mesa bread-making factoryPosted: Updated:
MESA, Ariz. - A two-and-a-half-month investigation has led to the arrest of more than two dozen employees suspected of being illegal immigrants.
Thursday morning, Maricopa County sheriff's deputies served a search warrant at the Alpine Valley Bread Company at Southern Avenue and Country Club Drive.
A tip led investigators to suspect 31 people were using false identification to gain employment at the bread-making factory.
The company is one of 10 national manufacturer locations suspected of currently employing illegal aliens, all using false identifications.
During the investigation, two U.S. citizens with warrants were also arrested and jailed.
A total of 28 people were arrested during the operation.
Among those taken into custody were Zine Abidine Douh El Idrissi, 47, Guadalupe Gamez-Moreno, 23, Alejandro Moreno Torrs, 36, Elias Hernandez-Carreno, 32, Maria Cruz Becerra, 20, Elicia Baker, 59, Brandon Nguyen, 43, Sarhad Kasmarogi, 44, and Hilal Oraha Haio, 40.