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27 suspected illegal immigrants arrested in Colorado

DENVER, Colorado ” State troopers and federal agents say they arrested 27 suspected illegal immigrants crammed into two vehicles in Colorado, one near Grand Junction and one in the Denver area.

Sixteen people were in an SUV that was stopped on Interstate 70 near Grand Junction on Wednesday. Authorities say all but four seats had been removed, and none of the occupants was wearing a seat belt.

The other 11 suspects were arrested on I-70 in Denver on Wednesday. Authorities say one was a male with a criminal history involving sexual assault, but they didn’t say whether he had been convicted or give other details.

The arrests were a joint operation of the state patrol’s Immigration Enforcement Unit and the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

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