Mesa police: 18 possibly undocumented immigrants found in home

MESA, AZ - Police say they found 18 possibly undocumented immigrants and two suspected human smugglers Sunday night at a home in Mesa.

Officers initially responded to a fight call at the house around 6 p.m. near Broadway and Gilbert roads, said Mesa police Sgt. Tony Landato.

Police then saw a person running from the back of the house, Landato said.

When officers intercepted him, he reportedly told them what was going on inside.

Landato said the 18 possibly undocumented immigrants include men, women and older teens.

Police stayed at the scene for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

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