Hancock County investigators discovered 21 undocumented immigrants in three different vehicles on Interstate 10 Tuesday, a narcotics commander said, and one vehicle had 8 pounds of meth inside.
Hancock County narcotics Cmdr. Jeremy Skinner said a criminal interdiction agent stopped two Honda Pilots simultaneously on I-10 just after midnight Tuesday. The SUVs were pulled over near the 10-mile marker and were traveling east.
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Skinner said there nine undocumented immigrants in each SUV. They ranged in age from 17 to 50.
There were 17 males and one female, Skinner said.
Both vehicles were en route from Texas and heading to Florida, Skinner said. U.S. Border Patrol took custody of the 18 people.
About four hours later, an agent stopped a 2017 Jeep Cherokee that was also
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