Human smuggling attempt stopped by BP agents

Human smuggling attempt stopped by BP agents

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - A Tucson woman is facing charges for human smuggling after speeding away from an immigration checkpoint on Friday, March 16, according to a U.S. Customs and Border Protection news release.

The 23-year-old sped away from an Interstate 19 Immigration Checkpoint, after a Nogales Station BP agent directed her to a secondary inspection area.

After a short pursuit, she stopped north of Sahuarita where BP agents then searched her Nissan Altima and discovered a 14-year-old female and a 30-year-old male, both from Mexico in the trunk of the vehicle.

The woman was arrested and the two Mexican nationals have been detained for immigration violations, according to the release.

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