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Border Patrol Agents Stop Human Smuggling Attempt

Release Date: 
December 20, 2017

YUMA, Ariz. – Yuma Station Border Patrol agents arrested one U.S. citizen, and four illegal aliens from Mexico following a brief vehicle pursuit west of Yuma, near Morelos Dam, late Tuesday.

Agents patrolling near the dam observed several subjects run to, and enter, a Chevrolet Suburban stopped near County 9th Road. When agents approached the vehicle to investigate, the driver sped away. A short time later, the vehicle came to a stop and the subjects attempted to flee to Mexico on foot. Agents quickly arrested all five subjects and seized the vehicle for processing in accordance with Yuma Sector guidelines.

Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents effectively combat smuggling organizations attempting to illegally transport people and contraband through southwestern Arizona and California. Citizens can help the Border Patrol and U.S. Customs and Border Protection by calling 1-866-999-8727 toll-free to report suspicious activity. Callers may remain anonymous.

Last modified: 
December 21, 2017