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Associated Press, Published April 15 2010

12 illegal immigrants arrested during traffic stop in Cloquet

CLOQUET, Minn. (AP) — Police arrested 12 illegal immigrants after stopping a van for a traffic violation in Cloquet.

Deputy Police Chief Terry Hill says the van had Georgia license plates and that the men were under contract to do maintenance work at Sappi paper mill.

Detectives say the men worked for Southern Maintenance Contractors in Griffin, Ga. The Duluth News Tribune reports the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency took them into custody.

Copyright 2010 The Associated Press.