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Smuggling Attempt Stopped at I-19 Checkpoint

Release Date: 
January 25, 2017

TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Interstate 19 immigration checkpoint near Amado arrested a U.S. citizen Monday after finding two Mexican nationals in the trunk of a vehicle selected for a secondary inspection.

Agents discovered two illegal aliens inside of the trunk of a smuggling vehicle intercepted at the I-19 traffic checkpoint
Agents discovered two illegal aliens inside of
the trunk of a smuggling vehicle intercepted
at the I-19 traffic checkpoint

Agents reported that the Mexican nationals, an adult male and a male juvenile, had no knowledge of how to escape from the trunk in case of an emergency.

The driver is being prosecuted for smuggling while the undocumented Mexican nationals are pending removal proceedings in accordance with Tucson Sector guidelines.

Last modified: 
February 13, 2017