US flag Official website of the Department of Homeland Security

Two Men Arrested Smuggling Salvadorian National in Trunk

Release Date: 
May 14, 2018

TUCSON, Ariz. – Casa Grande agents arrested two U.S. citizens, after finding a Salvadorian national in the trunk of their vehicle Sunday evening during a secondary inspection at the Federal Route 15 Immigration Checkpoint near Casa Grande.  

Agents working the primary inspection lane referred two male occupants of a Mazda sedan for a secondary inspection. When agents opened the vehicle’s trunk, they discovered a 24-year-old man from El Salvador hiding, who had entered the country illegally.   

Agents arrested the U.S. citizens, identified as a 51-year-old driver and a 25-year-old passenger, on human smuggling charges and seized the vehicle. Both men will remain in custody pending a court’s disposition on their charges. The Salvadorian national, also arrested, was processed for immigration violations.

Last modified: 
May 15, 2018