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Border Patrol Arrest 5 in Joint Effort With California Highway Patrol

Release Date: 
September 15, 2017

YUMA, Ariz. – Border Patrol agents working near Interstate 8, east of the Imperial Sand Dunes Recreation Area, arrested five individuals following a pursuit after the driver of a Chevrolet SUV failed to yield to a traffic stop Friday morning.

Agents arrested a total of five persons after attempting to flee from them.
Agents arrested a total of five persons
after attempting to flee from them

California Highway Patrol notified the Yuma Sector Border Patrol that four individuals were seen climbing into a SUV and were traveling east toward Yuma.

Yuma Sector’s dispatch immediately notified agents working near the area. Once agents spotted the vehicle, they attempted to conduct a vehicle stop but the driver fled. After a short pursuit that ended in a Yuma furniture store parking lot near Giss Parkway, the subjects attempted to escape on foot but were soon apprehended.

No injuries, damage or vehicle accidents occurred during the incident.

Agents arrested the driver, a 27-year-old U.S. citizen, for human smuggling and seized the vehicle. His four passengers, identified as illegal aliens from Mexico, were arrested for immigration violations. All subjects are being processed per Yuma Sector guidelines.

Last modified: 
September 18, 2017