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Eight in Custody after Failed Human Smuggling Attempts

Release Date: 
December 9, 2016

TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents made multiple arrests at two immigration checkpoints Wednesday. In both cases, illegal immigrants were being smuggled in locked vehicle trunks.

Mexican nationals stuffed in the trunck of a compact car
Agents near Sonoita, Ariz. rescued four
Mexican nationals who were stuffed into
the trunk of a compact care near the
Hwy. 83 traffic checkpoint

Sonoita Border Patrol agents arrested a male U.S. citizen, driving a 2004 Kia Rio, after finding four Mexican nationals crammed in the vehicle’s trunk at the Highway 83 immigration checkpoint.

Nogales Border Patrol agents, working with a canine at the immigration checkpoint near Tubac, Arizona, arrested a female U.S. citizen Wednesday after finding two Mexican nationals locked in the trunk of a 2003 Hyundai sedan she was driving.

Both drivers now face human smuggling charges, while the illegal immigrants are being processed in accordance with Tucson Sector guidelines.

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February 3, 2021