5 men caught human smuggling; girl, 3, in vehicle - KTRE.com | Lufkin and Nacogdoches, Texas

5 men caught human smuggling; girl, 3, in vehicle

(Source: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office) (Source: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office)

Five men have been arrested and booked into Fourth Avenue Jail in a human smuggling operation that involved a 3-year-old girl.

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio said two other people in the vehicle were turned over to ICE.

Arpaio said the five illegal immigrants had paid the driver $1,500 each to be smuggled into the U.S.

They brought a 3-year-old who wasn't in a seatbelt.

Arpaio said the group crossed the border near Altar, Mexico, and was headed for California.

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