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Agents Arrest 2 Smugglers with 2 in Car Trunk

Release Date: 
November 3, 2015

CAMPO, Calif.—San Diego Sector Border Patrol agents arrested a woman and man on Saturday who were transporting illegal aliens in their sedan.

Agents find two men stuffed inside a car trunk.

Agents find two men stuffed inside a car trunk.

At approximately 2 p.m., agents initiated a vehicle stop on a 28-year-old female driver and her 27-year-old male passenger who were headed westbound on Interstate 8 in a 2000 Volvo sedan.  A Border Patrol K-9 alerted to the trunk of their car and agents discovered two Mexican nationals stuffed inside.  The two men admitted they were illegally present in the U.S.

The driver and her passenger, both U.S. citizens, were arrested for human smuggling and taken to a nearby station for processing.  The vehicle was seized by the U.S. Border Patrol.

In fiscal year 2014, San Diego Sector intercepted 29,911 people for illegal entry into the U.S.

To prevent the illicit smuggling of humans, drugs, and other contraband, the U.S. Border Patrol maintains a high level of vigilance on corridors of egress away from our Nation’s borders.  To report suspicious activity to the U.S. Border Patrol, contact San Diego Sector at (619) 498-9900.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017