MADISONVILLE, Tenn (WVLT) -- Quite a find for Monroe County Sheriff's deputies inside a van stopped on Interstate 75 Wednesday night.
Deputies stopped the van near the 60 mile marker after they say they became suspicious the driver was driving under the influence.
Neither the driver nor the passenger had a valid driver's license, according to deputies.
Upon further investigation, investigators say they found seventeen suspected illegal aliens in the van.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agents responded to the scene to assist and took the seventeen people in the back of the van into custody.
The individuals were apparently en route to various states including Tennessee, Georgia, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Massachusetts.
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