Friday, August 29, 2014

Feds tight-lipped on El Mezcal

By The Herald Staff | 6/21/2013

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials continue to remain tight-lipped about their investigation of El Mezcal Mexican restaurant in downtown Ottawa.

Meanwhile, the restaurant at 402 S. Main St., Ottawa, remains dark inside with an orange “close” sign in the window.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials continue to remain tight-lipped about their investigation of El Mezcal Mexican restaurant in downtown Ottawa.

Meanwhile, the restaurant at 402 S. Main St., Ottawa, remains dark inside with an orange “close” sign in the window.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents, with assistance from other local and regional agencies, shut down the restaurant June 14 as part of a criminal investigation, authorities said.

“Special agents with [Immigration and Customs Enforcement] Homeland Security Investigation, with the assistance of the Clay County Sheriff’s Office, the Overland Park Police Department and the Ottawa Police Department, conducted a law enforcement operation” at the restaurant, Shawn Neudauer, public affairs officer with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and Immigration and Customs Enforcement, confirmed June 14.

Because it is an ongoing investigation, no further details would be released at this time, Neudauer said Friday.

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