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10 illegal immigrants arrested in northern Arizona

CAMP VERDE, Ariz. — Northern Arizona authorities say they’ve arrested 10
illegal immigrants after a traffic stop in Camp Verde.

Yavapai County Sheriff’s officials say the driver told them he was taking his
nine passengers to New Mexico and was being paid to do it.

A deputy stopped the van for speeding on Interstate 17 about 4 a.m. Tuesday and
says the driver only had a Mexican identification card.

Five men and three women were in the van, which was headed to Santa Fe. Another
man was later found hiding under a large floor mat in the van.

Authorities say three of the 10 are juveniles.

None of their names have been released, but authorities say all of them are
being held at the Camp Verde Detention Center pending release to federal
immigration officials.


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