On Monday evening Indiana State Police stopped a van near the 45 mile marker of eastbound Interstate 70 for a traffic violation.
The driver and vehicle owner was identified as 24 year old Luciano Cax Ortiz, of Phoenix, Arizona.
Ortiz provided a Guatemala ID card and Guatemala passport, but no driver’s license.
There were six other occupants, three of the occupants, one female and two males had no identification and three other males had only Mexico credentials.
All were believed to be illegal aliens and en route to New York City.
The US Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency was contacted and were unable to offer assistance with the six passengers so they were taken to a nearby truck stop and released.
Ortiz is being held in the Putnam County Jail on several charges for transporting illegal aliens.