Rifles, body armor found in Phoenix mobile home; 8 suspected human smugglers arrested

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By Jennifer Thomas By Jennifer Thomas
By Jennifer Thomas By Jennifer Thomas
By Jennifer Thomas By Jennifer Thomas
By Jennifer Thomas By Jennifer Thomas

PHOENIX -- Authorities arrested eight suspected human smugglers and seized assault rifles and ballistic vests from a Phoenix mobile home on Friday.

Phoenix police officers made a traffic stop Friday and further investigation led them to a mobile home near 64th Avenue and Van Buren Street.

Investigators assigned to the Illegal Immigration Apprehension Co-op Team (IIMPACT) served a search warrant at the home.

Investigators found semiautomatic handguns, assault rifles and ammunition at the home. They also found police-type equipment and ballistic vests with ceramic plates designed to stop assault rifle fire.

Eight suspected human smugglers were arrested. No illegal immigrants were found in the home.