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13 illegal immigrants arrested in phony Budweiser van

Border Patrol agents have found a nonalcoholic cargo inside a white van bearing Budweiser beer logos.

They arrested 13 illegal immigrants Monday who were being smuggled inside the van, after stopping it near Three Points.

Border Patrol spokesman Rob Daniels says an agent noticed something abnormal about the van, which bore the name Golden Eagle Distributors, Inc. a Tucson distributor.

Daniels said the van was a different make of vehicle than that normally used by Golden Eagle.

In addition, the crown featured above the Budweiser name in the logo on the back door, which symbolizes the “King of Beers” trademark, was mostly painted on the door’s window.

Daniels said agents who stopped the vehicle found eight illegal immigrants from the Republic of China and five citizens of Mexico.

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