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Sheriff's hotline notes results
Migrant discrimination still worries critics
The Arizona Republic
Sept. 17, 2007 12:00 AM
The tip piqued the interest of Lt. Chuck Siemens.
The caller talked about a possible drophouse in Wickenburg, giving a vague location and vehicle description. In the past, Maricopa County sheriff's deputies had stopped several loads of undocumented immigrants traveling the area, but activity had died down.
"Maybe it was picking up again," Siemens thought and sent deputies to check it out.
"Now, it's paid off," he said.
Deputies didn't find that drophouse, but they stopped a vehicle hauling nine undocumented immigrants to Nevada. The driver then pointed deputies to a drophouse in Tempe, where 11 people were being held.
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