ICE agents at scene of L&T Technology Services

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PEORIA, Ill. — U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents are on the scene at L&T Technology Services in Peoria.

Assistant Special Agent in charge Peter Fahey tells WMBD agents are executing a search warrant.

L&T Technology Services is an India-based company. It offers consulting and design services for product development. Some of its clients include transportation and medical device companies. It is a subsidiary of conglomerate Larsen & Toubro.

One ICE agent said they are not there for an immigration raid.

An ICE representative provided the following statement:

Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) special agents are at that location pursuant to an ongoing criminal investigation. We are unable to provide further details at this time. 

Carissa Cutrell, ICE

At least half a dozen HSI vehicles were outside the business Wednesday morning.

HSI is under the Department of Homeland Security and is part of ICE, this is not to be confused with ERO. HSI stands for Homeland Security Investigations.

ERO is the Office of Enforcement and Removal Operations which handles immigration enforcement.

Peoria County Sheriff Brian Asbell said he is unaware of the situation.

The business is located at 8200 N Allen Rd, near Maui Jim Sunglasses.

Most agents left the scene around 1:15 p.m. Wednesday.

We have a crew on this scene.

BREAKING: ICE agents investigating at L&T Technology Services in Peoria. Matt Sheehan TV has spoken with one agent so far. https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/homeland-security-at-scene-of-lt-technology-services/

Posted by WMBD on Wednesday, December 4, 2019

This story will be updated.

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