Illegal Aliens Found Hiding In Eggplant Delivery

A man is discovered among produce after a failed smuggling attempt at the Interstate 19 Immigration Checkpoint in Arizona [Photo courtesy CBP]

On Thursday, Nogales Border Patrol agents arrested an Arizona man after 3 illegal aliens were fond in his load of produce. The semi-tuck driver had actor attempted to smuggle the aliens through the Interstate 19 immigration checkpoint.

According to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), agents referred the 45-year-old driver for a secondary inspection after a drug-sniffing dog alerted to an odor. A search of the trailer, filled with produce from Mexico, led agents to discover three foreign national men, one from Guatemala and two from Mexico, hiding amid the produce.

All four men arrested. The illegal aliens will be processed for immigration violations, while the U.S. citizen truck driver will face federal human smuggling charges.

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