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Border Patrol Agents Arrest Mesa Couple for Smuggling

Release Date: 
December 7, 2017

TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents from the Nogales Station detained a Mesa couple after finding a Mexican man in their vehicle’s trunk during a secondary inspection at the Interstate 19 immigration checkpoint near Amado, Arizona on Wednesday night.

Agents discovered an illegal alien within the trunk of a smuggling vehicle
Agents discovered an illegal alien within
the trunk of a smuggling vehicle

Agents referred the 21-year-old female driver a Chevy Cavalier for additional inspection after a Border Patrol canine alerted to an odor it was trained to detect coming from the vehicle. When agents opened the vehicle’s trunk, they discovered a 26-year-old Mexican national inside.

Agents arrested the driver and her 22-year-old male passenger, identified as the vehicle’s registered owner, for human smuggling and seized the vehicle.

The Mexican national is being processed for immigration violations, in accordance with Tucson Sector guidelines.

Last modified: 
December 8, 2017