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Latino Daily News

Thursday March 15, 2012

Human Smugglers Captured at Tucson Border

Human Smugglers Captured at Tucson Border

Photo: Human Smuggler Caught at Border

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Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents detected two illegal immigrants concealed in the trunk of a vehicle and arrested two male U.S. citizens at the Interstate 19 checkpoint last night.

A Border Patrol canine team alerted to a vehicle which was then sent to secondary inspection where the driver and passenger were asked to exit the vehicle. Using non-intrusive inspection technology, agents discovered two individuals hiding in the trunk of the vehicle. An inspection of the trunk also revealed there were no internal release levers or mechanisms that would allow a person to exit. The illegal immigrants hiding in the trunk were taken to the Nogales Station and will be processed for removal.

Both U.S. citizens are being prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for alien smuggling.


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