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MCSO: 10 caught in human smuggling operation

(Photo: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office)

PHOENIX -- The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office said three juveniles and seven adults were detained in a human smuggling operation.

An eight-year-old, 11-year-old and 16-year-old were caught with a group of adults traveling through northern Maricopa County on Friday. The 11-year-old was unaccompanied and not related to the other adults under investigation.

MCSO said they have arrested six of the suspects, while three minors and one adult were turned over to the Immigration Customs and Reforms Agents.

Also, according to MSCO, the alleged suspects had paid approximately $4,000 to be smuggled illegally into New York and Georgia.

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