TUCSON – This week, Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents stopped several human smuggling attempts with illegal aliens locked in the trunks of cars.
On Tuesday, Border Patrol agents assigned to the immigration checkpoint on Interstate 19 near Amado arrested a man and woman from Tucson after a Border Patrol canine alerted to their vehicle. The vehicle was referred to secondary inspection, where agents discovered two Mexican nationals locked inside the vehicle’s trunk.
On Wednesday afternoon, a man and woman from Bisbee were arrested after agents found them smuggling six illegal aliens in a Ford Explorer. Agents also discovered a loaded .38 revolver while searching the vehicle.
On Wednesday evening, Border Patrol agents worked along with other law enforcement agencies caught a fleeing vehicle carrying three illegal aliens. The vehicle failed to yield for an immigration related traffic stop on federal Route 1 near Ajo. The aliens attempted to flee on foot but were quickly apprehended, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP).
At about the same time, Border Patrol agents working at the state Route 85 immigration checkpoint near Ajo arrested a Phoenix man for smuggling two illegal aliens in the trunk of his Mitsubishi Mirage.