CALEXICO, CALIF.—Today, U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the El Centro Sector disrupted a human smuggling attempt resulting in the arrest of 10 illegal aliens.
The incident occurred at approximately 5 a.m., when camera operators spotted a vehicle driving north across the United States/Mexico Boundary. The vehicle, a 1992 Jeep Cherokee Laredo drove around the vehicle barricades, north on Mount Signal Road, made it to Highway 98 and continued eastbound towards Calexico.
Responding agents deployed a tire deflation device and successfully stopped the vehicle. Shortly after, agents secured the vehicle and arrested a total of 10 illegal aliens. There were seven males and three females, all Mexican Nationals. The Cherokee was seized.
The El Centro Sector’s Community Awareness Campaign is a simple and effective program to raise public awareness on the indicators of crime and other threats. We encourage public and private sector employees to remain vigilant and play a key role in keeping our country safe. Please report any suspicious activity to the Border Community Threat Hotline at 1-800-901-2003.
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.