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Human Smuggling Attempt Stopped at Immigration Checkpoint

Release Date: 
June 9, 2017

TUCSON, Ariz. – Nogales Station Border Patrol agents arrested two U.S. citizens Thursday for attempting to smuggle a male Mexican national through the immigration checkpoint on Interstate 19, near Amado.

During the primary immigration inspection, the rear passenger presented agents with a U.S. passport identifying what appeared to be a different individual. Agents referred the driver to secondary inspection and, upon further review, determined the documents were fraudulent.

Agents arrested the driver and a front passenger for human smuggling, while the rear passenger was arrested for immigration violations.

Last modified: 
February 3, 2021