Human smuggling attempt stopped at I-19 checkpoint

Human smuggling attempt stopped at I-19 checkpoint

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - On Thursday, Dec. 1, Border Patrol agents working the I-19 checkpoint north of Tubac, discovered a Mesa resident attempting to smuggle two Mexican nationals in the trunk of a vehicle.

According to a CBP release, Tucson Sector BP agents asked the driver for permission to search the vehicle and the driver agreed.  It was during the search BP agents reported that they found the two people locked in the trunk of the car.

The driver is now facing smuggling charges, and the two people found in the trunk will be processed for removal proceedings.

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