20 Illegals Taken into Custody

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Colorado State Patrol says it nabbed 20 illegal aliens on Interstate 70.

State Troopers say they stopped a van for speeding on I-70 near mile marker 58 in DeBeque Canyon.

In the van, Troopers say they found 20 people all from Mexico, Ecuador and El Salvador.

Ice agents took them into custody for processing.

Two of the men are facing state charges of human smuggling and are being held in the Mesa County Jail.

Five juveniles were taken to Denver to be deported and the other 13 are headed to Park County Jail until they are deported.

Officials say none of the men have criminal backgrounds.



 
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