YUMA, Ariz. – Wellton Station Border Patrol agents arrested two United States citizens for attempting to smuggle nine Mexican nationals in separate vehicles June 5.
Agents stopped two vehicles traveling in tandem through Dome Valley in an alleged attempt to circumvent the Interstate 8 checkpoint.
A 20-year-old male U.S. citizen, was transporting four Mexican nationals – one woman and three men – while a 30-year-old female U.S. citizen, was transporting five Mexican nationals – a man and four women.
The two drivers will be prosecuted for felony alien smuggling. All immigrants will be processed in accordance with Yuma 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.