U.S. Citizen Arrested, Attempted To Smuggle Thrice Deported Forger

I-9 Yuma Checkpoint

A U.S. citizen is in custody after being arrested for attempting to smuggle three illegal aliens, one of who was previously deported.

Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents arrested the a 30-year-old Yuma man after he attempted to smuggle three Mexican nationals aliens around the Interstate 8 Immigration Checkpoint on Saturday.

At approximately 7:10 a.m., agents conducted a vehicle stop on a silver Ford F-150 after the citizen left Highway 95 and traveled through Dome Valley in an attempt to circumvent the Interstate 8 Immigration Checkpoint.

One of the illegal aliens had been previously removed three times with a felony conviction for forgery in the state of Iowa. The male subjects range in age from 19 years old to 35 years old.

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