DPS: Nine illegal immigrants apprehended following chase in West Valley

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By Mike Gertzman By Mike Gertzman

PHOENIX -- DPS said they apprehended nine illegal immigrants Sunday morning following a brief chase in the West Valley.

A DPS officer attempted to stop a vehicle for speeding just after 9 a.m. when the driver reportedly decided to flee.

The vehicle traveled to an area near Jackrabbit Trail and Van Buren, which is where four of the passengers decided to exit the vehicle and flee on foot.

Officers were able to locate the individuals who ran and took them into custody.

All nine people were eventually detained and turned over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement.