Agents Arrest Two Human Smugglers
TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents stopped two separate smuggling attempts yesterday resulting in the arrest of four undocumented migrants that were being smuggled in vehicles trunks.
The first incident occurred at the immigration checkpoint located near Three Points, where agents referred a Dodge Charger for secondary inspection subsequent to a canine alert. During the secondary inspection agents found two men, a Mexican national and a Guatemalan national, concealed in the trunk. The female driver from Tucson, a legal permanent resident, was arrested for human smuggling.
The second incident took place near Sonoita, where agents conducted a vehicle stop on a Chevrolet Cavalier traveling on State Route 82. During the course of the vehicle stop, agents discovered that two Mexican men were being smuggled in the trunk. Agents arrested the driver, a man from Denver, for human smuggling.
In both incidents, the undocumented foreign nationals are pending removal proceedings in accordance with Tucson Sector guidelines.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.