The photo above is of an MCSO deputy pulling the covers off 10 guys, who are in (a truck) bed together.
These photos are included in a press release from the Sheriff's Office, noting that Sheriff Joe Arpaio's boys are on a hot streak catching "illegal aliens" -- 53 in the last 30 days.
The scene pictured above happened yesterday morning, when deputies found the "suspicious truck" in the southeast Valley, and pulled it over.
Immediately, one of the passengers from the cab bolted into the shopping center, and not only was that person not ripped to shreds with an automatic weapon, he ended up successfully running away from deputies.
Things didn't work out so well for the 11 people remaining in the vehicle -- 10 of them in the truck bed -- as you can see in the above photograph.
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They all admitted to paying between $2,500 and $4,000 to be smuggled into the U.S., according to MCSO's press release.
The guy the Sheriff's Office is calling the "main smuggler" has already been deported from the United States four times, the most recent occasion being almost two years ago.
According to MCSO's tally, deputies have arrested has arrested at least 5,759 suspected immigrants for alleged involvement in human smuggling.