Human-smugglers arrested in two separate Southern Arizona incide - Tucson News Now

Human-smugglers arrested in two separate Southern Arizona incidents

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents stopped two separate human-smuggling attempts at southern checkpoints over the past three days.

On June 23 at the SR 286 checkpoint, a canine team alerted Tucson Station agents to one Mexican national hidden behind the front seat of a GMC pickup truck, and another was locked inside a toolbox mounted on the truck bed, officials say.

Two United States citizens were arrested on June 25 at an Interstate-19 checkpoint after Nogales Station agents found two illegal immigrants in the trunk of a Ford Focus, according to Border Patrol.

Police say the smugglers arrested in both incidents face federal prosecution; those who were being transported into the country illegally were apprehended for removal proceedings.

To anonymously report suspicious activity to Border Patrol, call (877) 872-7435.

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