TUCSON, Ariz. – Nogales Station Border Patrol agents arrested a U.S. citizen after finding two illegal aliens locked in the trunk of a rented Chevrolet Impala at the Immigration Checkpoint on Interstate 19 Thursday afternoon.
An agent working the primary inspection lane directed a 31-year-old Chandler man for a secondary inspection. When agents opened the vehicle’s trunk, they discovered a 19-year-old Honduran woman and a 31-year-old Mexican man inside.
Both illegal aliens were transported to the Nogales Station and processed for immigration violations. The driver was arrested and charged with human smuggling.
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.