17 detained after traffic stop | AspenTimes.com

17 detained after traffic stop

Steve Lynn
Vail correspondent
Aspen, CO Colorado

EAGLE ” A man driving 16 illegal immigrants in a van was stopped for speedng by a sheriff’s deputy on Interstate 70 Monday afternoon, according to an Eagle County Sheriff’s Office report.

A woman was found lying on the passenger seat floor, her legs resting between the driver’s seat and the passenger seat, and another person was sitting in the front passenger’s seat, the report said.

The driver, 30-year-old Oscar Aguirre-Garcia, said he was being paid $2,000 to drive the passengers from Mexico to New York, according to the report.

The man was driving 84 mph, prompting the deputy to pull him over.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement detained the driver and passengers in Glenwood Springs, the report said.

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