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Illegal immigrants detained near Gillette

The Associated Press, August 20, 2000

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) -- A number of illegal immigrants from Mexico were detained in Gillette recently after authorities pulled over a van on Interstate 90.

Sgt. Rod Warney of the Campbell County Sheriff's Department said deputies made the discovery when responding to a traffic report Thursday morning.

The cargo van had been passing through the county with North Carolina license plates and had 16 males and one female aboard.

Warney said it took the sheriff's department two trips and several vehicles to transport everyone to jail.

The U.S. Border Patrol has been notified, officials said.