Man deported 14 times arrested in Maricopa County

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PHOENIX (AP) -- Authorities in Arizona have arrested a suspected human smuggler who has been deported from the country 14 times, the most recent being last week from Colorado.
 
Maricopa County Sheriff's officials say Juan Ramos-Alegria was taken into custody Monday night.
 
Authorities say Ramos-Alegria allegedly was driving a vehicle that contained four illegal immigrants.
 
The four were interviewed and told sheriff's investigators that they paid up to $2,000 apiece to be smuggled into the United States. They were headed to Arkansas and Georgia.
 
The names, ages and nationalities of the four plus Ramos-Alegria weren't immediately available Wednesday.