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Human Smuggling Attempt Stopped at Immigration Checkpoint

Release Date: 
April 27, 2017

TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents arrested an adult woman Wednesday for attempting to smuggle an undocumented Mexican man through the immigration checkpoint on Interstate 19, near Amado.

Agents at the I-19 traffic checkpoint arrested a woman after she was allegedly attempting to smuggle a Mexican national in her vehicle
Agents at the I-19 traffic checkpoint
arrested a woman after she was
allegedly attempting to smuggle a
Mexican national in her vehicle

The woman, identified as a U.S. citizen from Nogales, Arizona, was driving a 2001 Kia Rio through the primary inspection lane with one passenger when agents referred her for a secondary inspection. During questioning, the passenger, later identified as a citizen of Mexico, admitted being in the U.S. illegally.

The woman is being charged for human smuggling, while the passenger faces removal proceedings in accordance to Tucson Sector guidelines.

Last modified: 
April 28, 2017