Illegals captured

Deputies arrested Jesus Gabriel Espinoza, 30, and Ruben Galdean Bencomo, 32, both of Bullhead City on Feb. 13.

Deputies saw a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed in a15-miles-per-hour school zone. At 7 a.m., deputies conducted a traffic stop on Club House Drive just south of Joy Lane and contacted Espinoza, the driver, as identified by his Mexico Identification Card.

Espinoza said he was on his way to work and he would not reveal the name of his employer.

Deputies then contacted the passenger, identified as Bencomo from his voter registration card from Mexico.

With the assistance of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, they determined Espinoza and Bencomo to be illegal immigrants.

Espinoza and Bencomo were transported to the Mohave County District II Substation where ICE later took them into custody.

Espinoza was cited for exceeding speed limit in school zone and no valid driver's license.

As the vehicle was being towed from the scene, the men's employer arrived and questioned deputies regarding the whereabouts of his workers.

The employer disagreed with deputies when they told him that the par were illegal immigrants.

Deputies questioned the employer regarding paperwork on the two, and the employer said that they showed him something.

The employer's name and business name is being forwarded to the County Attorney's Office for review of violations of the employer sanction law.