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BP Arrests Smuggler With 3 in Rental Car Trunk

Release Date: 
December 17, 2020

TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Border Patrol agents foiled a dangerous human smuggling attempt last night near Sells, Arizona, discovering three illegal immigrants inside the trunk of a rental car.

Agents discovered 3 illegal aliens inside the trunk of a rental vehicle
Agents discovered 3 illegal aliens inside the
trunk of a rental vehicle

Tucson Sector agents stopped the vehicle for an immigration inspection on federal Route 20 around 5 p.m. During the encounter, they found three people hidden inside the sedan’s trunk. All three were Guatemalan nationals determined to be illegally present in the United States.

The U.S. citizen driver was arrested and faces federal charges for human smuggling while the three illegal aliens will be processed for illegally entering the country.

All people apprehended by the Border Patrol undergo criminal history checks using biometrics to ensure illegal aliens with criminal histories are positively identified. 

For more details regarding this news release, contact the Tucson Sector Public Affairs Office at or by phone at 520-748-3210. Tucson Sector is also LiveU capable. Contact us to schedule an interview.

Last modified: 
February 3, 2021