TUCSON, Ariz. – Nogales Border Patrol agents arrested a 22-year-old Tucson woman after finding two male Mexican nationals hiding in the trunk of her vehicle Monday night at the Intestate 19 Immigration Checkpoint near Amado.
Agents working the primary inspection lane referred the woman for a secondary inspection of her Ford Taurus. When agents opened the vehicle’s trunk, they discovered the two men inside, ages 21 and 24.
Agents arrested the driver, identified as a U.S. citizen, for human smuggling and seized the vehicle. The Mexican nationals were processed for immigration violations.
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.