Two people were arrested in northern San Luis Obispo County for allegedly making fake documents so illegal immigrants could obtain employment and possibly government benefits.
Olivia Hernandez Ortiz, 27 of San Miguel, and Jose Lopez Villalobos, 33 of Paso Robles, were arrested Monday night by U.S. immigration officials and San Luis Obispo County sheriff's deputies.
Both Ortiz and Villalobos are undocumented immigrants, according to authorities.
Search warrants were served in both San Miguel and Paso Robles just after 8 p.m. Monday, according to a news release from the Sheriff's Department.
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During the search, agents seized computer equipment, plastic identification card blanks, magnetic strips and completed fraudulent identification cards for various individuals. Also found was a handgun with the serial number removed and 3 grams of cocaine packaged in 13 separate containers.
Investigators are still trying to determine if there are other people involved in the operation.