TUCSON, Ariz – Casa Grande Station Border Patrol agents arrested the U.S. citizen driver of a Ford Fusion, Monday evening, after conducting an
immigration stop west of Tucson and discovering his five passengers were in the country illegally.
During the stop on State Route 86, agents identified the driver as a 29-year-old Phoenix man and his passengers as one woman and three men from Mexico, and one man from Guatemala. Their ages ranged from 19 to 34.
The driver, a self-admitted Sureno gang member out of California, was arrested for human smuggling. The five illegal aliens are being processed for immigration violations.
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.