The group was booked into the Fourth Avenue Jail on state human smuggling charges.
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio said he is poised to announce a new program giving more firepower to his deputies.
“Violence continues to grow against my deputies,” Arpaio said. “We have had recent incidents were my deputies have been fired upon in the course of their duties.”
Arpaio noted two of his deputies have died in violent encounters so far this year.
The sheriff’s new program is expected to launch in about two more weeks.