16 Suspected illegals taken into custody in Surprise traffic stop

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SURPRISE -- More than a dozen suspected illegal immigrants are in custody after what started out as a routine traffic stop early Friday morning.

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Nearly a dozen suspected illegals caught - More than a dozen suspected illegal immigrants are in custody after what started out as a routine traffic stop early Friday morning.

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The Department of Public Safety spotted the group in a white van that did not have any license plates.

Officers tried to pull over the van along the Loop 303 near Bell Road in Surprise at about 1 a.m. That's when the people inside reportedly started throwing bags out the windows.

A total of 16 people were taken into custody.