IIMPACT investigation and seizure of West Valley Drop House results in the rescue of 22 undocumented aliens and the arrest of one suspected human smuggler
IIMPACT investigates Avondale Drop house with a total of 22 undocumented aliens
Friday, July 8, 2011 -
On July 8, 2011, at approximately 8:00 a.m., IIMPACT served a search warrant at a home located at
It’s believed the undocumented aliens crossed into the
One of the 22 undocumented aliens, 24-year-old Mario Lopez-Ramirez, from
*his photo is available on request*
IIMPACT (Illegal Immigration Prevention & Apprehension Co-op Team) is a multi-agency project managed by GIITEM of the Arizona Department of Public Safety that is designed to “deter, disrupt and dismantle violent criminal organizations profiting from human smuggling.” In most IIMPACT cases, crimes of kidnapping, extortion, assault and human smuggling are prevalent. IIMPACT is comprised of investigators from the Phoenix Police Department, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the Arizona Department of Public Safety (DPS).
The Arizona Department of Public Safety is a state-level law enforcement agency whose mission is to protect human life and property by enforcing state laws, deterring criminal activity and providing vital support to the State of Arizona and its citizens.