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Border Patrol Arrests 2 Arizona Women, 5 Illegal Aliens in Smuggling Case

Release Date: 
November 8, 2019

TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Border Patrol agents patrolling near Why, Arizona, arrested two U.S. citizens smuggling five Mexican nationals during an immigration traffic stop Thursday morning.

Agents found two illegal aliens inside the trunk of a smuggling vehicle
Agents found two illegal
aliens inside the trunk of a
smuggling vehicle

Two of the five Mexican nationals were found inside the car’s trunk.

Agents arrested two Arizona woman, for trying to smuggle five Mexican nationals
Agents arrested two Arizona woman,
for trying to smuggle five Mexican
nationals

The U.S citizen driver and front passenger, Arizona women ages 25 and 27, were arrested along with the five Mexican nationals, and the vehicle was seized. The two Arizona women are facing federal human smuggling charges while the five Mexican nationals are being processed for immigration violations.

U.S. Border Patrol officials warn that placing humans in a vehicle’s trunk can be extremely dangerous or fatal. These dangers, including carbon monoxide poisoning and the risks posed by a vehicle collision, increase when people are placed inside compartments, such as trailers and trunks, to avoid detection by law enforcement officials.

Last modified: 
November 8, 2019