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Immigration Checkpoint Inspection Leads to 3 Arrests

Release Date: 
December 5, 2016

Tucson, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents working at an immigration checkpoint discovered two Mexican nationals locked in the trunk of a vehicle.

vehicle with Mexican nationals hiding inside the trunk
Agents discovered two Mexican nationals
inside the trunk of a vehicle stopped for
a further inspection at the I-19 traffic
checkpoint in southern Arizona

On Thursday, Dec. 1, an agent working at the I-19 immigration checkpoint north of Tubac, Arizona asked the driver for consent to search the vehicle. The driver agreed, and during the subsequent search agents discovered two Mexican nationals locked inside the trunk.

The driver of the vehicle is a U.S. citizen from Mesa, Arizona who is facing prosecution for smuggling charges. The Mexican nationals will be processed for removal proceedings.

Last modified: 
February 3, 2021