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