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Douglas Agents Arrest 4 in Human Smuggling Attempt

Release Date: 
January 16, 2018

Agents stopped a vehicle, which turned out to be carrying two people in the trunk
Agents stopped a vehicle, which
turned out to be carrying two people
in the trunk.

 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.

Last modified: 
January 16, 2018