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SALT LAKE CITY — Three Mexican nationals in the United States illegally were arrested Wednesday for allegedly making fake IDs.

All three were arrested by the Utah Attorney General's Office after being observed making fake ID transactions throughout the valley.

From left to right: Enrique Barajas-Solis, Hector Sanchez-Abundio, Maria Guadalupe Lopez. Click to enlarge.
From left to right: Enrique Barajas-Solis, Hector Sanchez-Abundio, Maria Guadalupe Lopez. Click to enlarge.

Enrique Barajas-Solis was followed by investigators for at least six hours and observed "making several stops throughout the valley as he was selling fake IDs," a Salt Lake County Jail report states.

Detectives say Barajas-Solis has been "deported multiple times" and has been "returned at the border multiple times."

"Barajas does not have a job and this is his only means of living," the report states.

Hector Sanchez-Abundio was also observed making fake ID transactions and was carrying several fake IDs when he was stopped by investigators. He told investigators that selling fake IDs was his only job, according to the report.

Maria Guadalupe Lopez is accused of being the driver for "the man who was running the IDs," the report states. She was also a "lookout" while the sales were made.

All three were arrested for investigation of racketeering and multiple counts of forgery. Sanchez also had a bench warrant out for investigation of pornography distribution.

E-mail: preavy@desnews.com

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