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Immigration Checkpoint Discovery Leads to 4 Arrests

Release Date: 
November 28, 2016

TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents discovered two Central Americans hidden in the trunk of a vehicle at an immigration checkpoint on Nov. 26, near Three Points, Arizona.

While inspecting a vehicle occupied by the driver and one passenger, agents obtained the driver’s consent to search the trunk and discovered two people locked inside with no means of escape. Agents arrested the driver and passenger, both U.S. citizens, and the illegal immigrants.

The driver and passenger now face human smuggling charges, while the illegal immigrants face removal proceedings in accordance with Tucson Sector guidelines. 

Even with lower temperatures, transporting humans locked in the trunk of vehicles is extremely dangerous, according to Border Patrol officials. This dangerous tactic can result in tragedy due to improper ventilation and vehicle accidents.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017