Sheriff's Office announces more immigrant arrests

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PHOENIX (AP) -- The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office announced Wednesday that 14 illegal immigrants were arrested during a traffic stop Tuesday east of Phoenix. The Sheriff's Office later said the busts occurred in the Fountain Hills area at U.S. 87 and Shea Boulevard.

The Sheriff's Office said that over the past 10 days, nearly 100 illegal immigrants have been caught.

All were headed to destinations across the East Coast.

The captured admitted paying smugglers from $800 to $2,600 to be smuggled into the U.S.

All 14 were booked into the Maricopa County Jail on state human smuggling and co-conspirator charges.