Pampa Police Detain 16 Illegal Immigrants During Traffic Stop

PAMPA - Pampa Police arrest 16 illigal individuals after a traffic stop.

It happened at 2:40 a.m. when a Pampa Police Officer attempted to stop a vehicle for a speeding violation.

The officer said the vehicle pulled over on the 900 block of West Alcock, and as the officer approached the driver door, the vehicle drove off and turned south onto N. Hobart St.

The vehicle then came to an abrupt stop and, according to the officer, multiple occupants began to exit the vehicle and fled the scene.

The officer was able to detain two occupants still inside.

Other officers arrived in the area and were able to locate and take into custody 14 additional subjects.

After further investigation, the police department determined that all of the subjects had entered the country illegally.

We are told the U.S. Border Patrol was called to the scene and took custody of all 16 people that were detained.

It is believed that two more subjects are still at large.

If you have any information on their whereabouts, contact the Pampa Police Department.


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