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Sunday, November 29, 2009

Immigration agents raid Mambo Seafood's in Houston

Houston Chronicle
Dec. 2, 2009, 5:51PM

Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents today raided Mambo Seafood's corporate headquarters and two restaurants, detaining 33 suspected illegal immigrants, a spokesman said.

The morning raids were part of an ongoing investigation of the seafood restaurant company, said ICE spokesman Gregory Palmore. He said the agency has released on humanitarian grounds two of the people originally detained and had 31 in custody.

ICE agents targeted the corporate headquarters and restaurant at 6101 Airline Drive and another location at 10002 Long Point Road, Palmore said.

A woman who answered the phone at the Mambo location on Airline Drive today said no one was available to comment.