YUMA, Ariz. – Border Patrol agents assigned to the Interstate 8 immigration checkpoint arrested a United States citizen attempting to smuggle four Mexican nationals this weekend.
At approximately 10 p.m. on Sunday, a Border Patrol K9 team referred a 2018 white Chrysler 300 for a secondary inspection after the Border Patrol canine alerted to an odor it was trained to detect. A subsequent search of the vehicle revealed four undocumented Mexican Nationals in the trunk of the vehicle with no means of escape. The driver, a 41-year-old female United States citizen from Tehachapi, California, was arrested for harboring certain aliens. The four Mexican Nationals were arrested for improper entry by aliens.
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.