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IIMPACT arrests three suspected human smugglers after executing a search warrant at a suspected Drop House in Phoenix

11 Undocumented Aliens found in Phoenix Drop House

Friday, March 9, 2012 -

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On Tuesday, February 28, 2012, Arizona Department of Public Safety IIMPACT Detectives with the assistance of the DPS Tactical Unit and Highway Patrol executed a search warrant at 4821 N. 111th Avenue in Phoenix, resulting in the arrest of three suspected human smugglers.

IIMPACT received information regarding possible human smuggling at the address in Phoenix and began an in-depth investigation. Surveillance was conducted and the intelligence gathered was enough to pursue the search warrant.

In total, three arrests were made. Three suspects were booked into the 4th Avenue jail on human smuggling charges and the other eight who are UDA’s (Undocumented Aliens) were processed for removal from the United States by ICE (Immigration and Custom Enforcement).

Several items were collected for evidence including handguns and 15 pounds of marijuana.

Suspects arrested: Jorge Antonio Palacio-Vargas – 10/19/84

David Alejandro Barraza-Juarez – 07/26/84

Hector Manuel Osuna-Alvarado- 12/13/79

Charges: human smuggling/profit, misconduct involving weapons, and Produce marijuana for sale.

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.