Illegal immigrants arrested on I-70

By: KKCO - Email
By: KKCO - Email

EAGLE COUNTY, (Colorado) - According to the Eagle County Sheriff's Office, a deputy pulled over a van near mile marker 157 on Sunday, after it failed to move to the left lane while passing another deputy who was stopped next to the Interstate.

Authorities said they discovered 9 men, 3 women, and a child inside the van. They said not one of the travelers could provide proper identification.

Driver Alejandro Espinoza-Rodrigues was arrested on charges including human smuggling.

An Immigration and Customs Enforcement hold prevents the 24 year old from posting bond.

Investigators said the 13 passengers are in custody, and some of them had previously been deported.

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