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17 detained after traffic stop

Steve Lynn
Vail, CO Colorado

EAGLE ” A man driving 16 illegal immigrants in a van was stopped by a sheriff’s deputy on Interstate 70 Monday afternoon after he was speeding, 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 states.

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

The man was driving 84 miles per hour, the report states.

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

Staff Writer Steve Lynn can be reached at 748-2931 or slynn@vaildaily.com.

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