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26 illegals nabbed in Upper Peninsula
(2008-05-12)
(wgvu) - SAULT STE. MARIE, (AP) - Authorities say 26 illegal immigrants
are being held in Chippewa County after a series of arrests over
the weekend.
The U.S. Customs and Border Protection office in Sault Ste.
Marie said Monday it assisted the county sheriff's department after
two vehicles were stopped near Trout Lake.
When border patrol agents arrived, everyone in the vehicles fled
into nearby woods. Agents eventually caught 11 people. They
eventually found four others inside a cabin and three others in the
area. The remaining eight suspects were caught at a traffic stop
near Munising.
Agents say all 26 people were working for a local contractor.
They're being held in the county jail awaiting immigration
hearings.
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