Border patrol agents discovered 14 illegal immigrants in the bed of a dump truck at the Indio Station checkpoint in California on Thursday. The immigrants, including 13 men and one woman, were found under a heavy tarp. The driver of the truck will be prosecuted for smuggling aliens and the immigrants themselves were arrested.
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Federal immigration officers also arrested nearly 200 people suspected of being in this country illegally in a five-day raid in southern California. Ninety percent of them had prior criminal convictions.