A two-month-long operation led by federal authorities has netted the arrests of 76 people with alleged gang ties across Utah.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokeswoman Virginia Kice says the operation targeted Salt Lake City, Provo, Ogden and St. George before ending this week.

Thirty-six of the suspects are facing federal or state criminal prosecution on charges ranging from re-entry after deportation to murder and drug possession.

The remaining 40 are foreign nationals who are being processed for deportation.

The arrests were the latest under the federal agency's nationwide anti-gang "Operation Community Shield."

Since the operation began in 2005, more than 13,000 gang members have been arrested nationwide.

The operation is conducted in conjunction with local and state authorities.