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MCSO arrests three on human smuggling charges

Three men were arrested Sunday on human smuggling charges, the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office said in a release.

Deputies were making a traffic stop when several people bailed from the vehicle as it came to a stop. Two of the suspects were immediately detained and a third was found nearby.

The other suspects managed to escape.

The three men detained by deputies said they had paid as much as $3,500 to be smuggled into California.

All three suspects were booked into the Fourth Avenue Jail on human smuggling charges.