Smuggling Attempt Stopped at I-19 Checkpoint
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 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.
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.