….along with a good dose of Goddard paranoia
Authorities have taken 46 illegal aliens into custody. They were found inside a one-bedroom apartment in the West Valley.
Phoenix police acted on an anonymous call that a suspicious vehicle was dropping off a large number of people at an apartment.
Those inside told police that they had paid someone to bring them to the Valley and they had just arrived at the home today, according to a TV 3 report.
In a separate incident, Maricopa County Sheriff’s deputies conducted an investigation today into a drop house in central Phoenix, arresting more than two dozen illegal aliens.
Deputies saw several vehicles drop people off at the house, Sheriff Arpaio said. With that level of activity, deputies expanded the perimeter with marked sheriff’s cars prepared to pursue any smugglers who might try to flee.
One of those marked cars was several blocks away, parked across from Attorney General Terry Goddard’s house. The AG had been quoted in an odd article in the daily about unnamed “sources” saying the FBI might be investigating Arpaio. Goddard said he had no way of knowing if the sheriff’s car was a result of his comments. “I don’t rush to conclusions. It is a disturbing coincidence.”
Undercover deputies with the sheriff’s human smuggling unit began conducting surveillance on the drop house, near downtown Phoenix in the early morning, after receiving a tip. Deputies said the investigation would have lasted longer and resulted in more arrests if Goddard’s representatives hadn’t alerted the media to the marked car parked in front of the his residence, as reported by the daily.
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