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11 Illegal Aliens Detained During I-20 Traffic Stop in Pearl

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PEARL, Miss. - Pearl Police say they detained 11 illegal aliens who were from  Guatemala and Mexico during a traffic stop on Interstate 20 on Thursday.

Police say around 9 p.m., they pulled over the vehicle and discovered that the passengers inside were not U.S. citizens. Local authorities say they contacted U.S. Immigration & Custom Enforcement and Homeland Security. 

During the investigation, officers found that four of the illegal aliens had been deported previously from the U.S. and another person had a previous felony conviction of trafficking cocaine in the U.S. 

Police say a 7-year-old child was also in the vehicle.

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