Border Patrol thwarts smug­gling at­tempt

Imperial Valley Press - - NEWS -

El Cen­tro Sec­tor Border Patrol agents on Mon­day night ar­rested a 30-year-old Mex­i­can na­tional at­tempt­ing to smug­gle 10 un­doc­u­mented im­mi­grants in a Jeep Chero­kee.

The ar­rest oc­curred ap­prox­i­mately 11:15 p.m. Mon­day while agents were work­ing near the area of Mount Sig­nal Road and High­way 98.

Agents ob­served a Jeep with­out lights trav­el­ing north­bound on Mount Sig­nal Road.

Agents re­sponded to the area and at­tempted to stop the ve­hi­cle as it trav­eled east­bound on High­way 98.

The Jeep failed to yield and at­tempted to evade agents.

Agents pur­sued the Jeep and were quickly and safely able to end the pur­suit us­ing a con­trolled tire de­fla­tion de­vice.

The driver and all oc­cu­pants were im­me­di­ately taken into cus­tody.

The sub­jects were trans­ported to the Calexico Border Patrol Sta­tion for fur­ther in­ves­ti­ga­tion and pro­cess­ing, a CBP news re­lease stated.

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