A 33-year-old Nogales man was arrested on Wednesday afternoon after a Border Patrol canine smelled an 18-year-old male Guatemalan national in the trunk of his vehicle at the Intestate 19 Immigration Checkpoint.
The driver of a Ford Mustang was referred for a secondary inspection after a Border Patrol canine working the primary inspection lane alerted to an odor it is trained to detect. When agents opened the vehicle’s trunk, they discovered the man inside, hiding behind a cardboard diaper box.
Agents seized the vehicle and arrested the driver for human smuggling. The Guatemalan national was processed for immigration violations.