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CBP Officers Arrest a Colorado Man Attempting to Smuggle Two Illegal Aliens

Release Date: 
October 26, 2010

San Ysidro, Calif. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers yesterday arrested a Colorado man trying to smuggle two illegal aliens hidden in a non-factory floor compartment of 2007 Chevrolet Trailblazer.

CBP officers conducting a vehicle inspection opened the rear hatch of a Chevy Trailblazer. When they lifted the carpet they discovered a 31-year-old male, and a 19-year-old female, both Mexican citizens with out the proper documents to enter the United States.

CBP officers conducting a vehicle inspection opened the rear hatch of a Chevy Trailblazer. When they lifted the carpet they discovered a 31-year-old male, and a 19-year-old female, both Mexican citizens with out the proper documents to enter the United States.

On Oct. 26, at 3 p.m., an officer conducting inspections at the San Ysidro port of entry referred the driver of the SUV, 37-year-old male U.S. citizen and resident of Pueblo, Colo. for an in-depth inspection.

The officers conducting the inspection opened the rear hatch of the Trailblazer and when they lifted the carpet, they discovered a 31-year-old male, and a 19-year-old female, both Mexican citizens with out the proper documents to enter the United States.

The vehicle had been modified with a sheet metal compartment to accommodate the two individuals in between the floor and the undercarriage.

CBP officers arrested the driver and booked him into the Metropolitan Correctional Center. Both illegal aliens will be held as material witnesses, and will be removed from the country at the conclusion of the criminal proceedings.

CBP seized the vehicle.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017