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Proving that routine traffic stops can yield significant results, the Maricopa County Sheriff’s office arrested eight illegal aliens in the northeast valley on Tuesday night. The traffic stop provided deputies with evidence that lead to a drop house where four more aliens were also arrested.
In an unrelated incident, acting on information received on the illegal immigration hotline, the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office seized hundreds of false ID’s and manufacturing equipment while arresting five illegal aliens on February 2, 2010. The arrests are a result of a sixth month investigation by deputies.
Sheriff Arpaio believes that human smuggling is dependant on the network of drop houses in and around the Valley. These locations serve as a breeding ground for crime and violence.
“My deputies have taken notice of where in the Valley these drop houses have been in operation, and we intend to conduct another crime suppression operation in the very near future to address those areas of concern,” said Sheriff Arpaio.
In a press release, the Sheriff’s Office pointed out that the MCSO is the only law enforcement agency in the state to actively enforce all federal and state illegal immigration laws, and that he intends to expand his crime suppression operations in the near future.
“My office will begin the operations expansion soon and I look forward to increasing the impact made regarding the illegal immigration problem,” said Arpaio.
Arpaio indicated that he also intends to, “augment his ability to reduce the number of illegal aliens entering the county, increase focus on the northeast corridor of the county, and will aim to eliminate human smuggling operations.”
Maricopa County residents should take note of the courageous efforts of Sheriff Arpaio to enforce the laws of the United States and Arizona, while continuing to suffer from the malicious efforts of the federal government to remove him from office.