Douglas Agents Arrest 4 in Human Smuggling Attempt
TUCSON, Ariz.– Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents from the Douglas Station conducted an immigration stop on State Route 80 Sunday evening, resulting in the arrest of four people involved in a human smuggling attempt.
An agent stopped a Chevrolet Cavalier with two visible occupants for an immigration inspection near Douglas. During the immigration inspection, the agent identified the driver as an 18-year-old Mexican man authorized to work in the United States. His passenger was identified as a 19-year-old male Ghanaian national without legal authorization to be in the country.
Upon further investigation, the agent discovered two Mexican men, ages 22 and 40, hiding in the vehicle’s trunk. Both had entered the U.S. illegally.
The driver was arrested for alien smuggling while the remaining subjects were arrested for immigration violations.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.