17 detained after traffic stop | AspenTimes.com
YOUR AD HERE »

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.


Support Local Journalism

Support Local Journalism

Readers around Aspen and Snowmass Village make the Aspen Times’ work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Each donation will be used exclusively for the development and creation of increased news coverage.

For tax deductible donations, click here.
 

Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User