BP thwarts human smuggling try
Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Highway 78 Immigration Checkpoint near Palo Verde, Calif., arrested two male U.S. citizens Sunday, along with three Mexican nationals and one Guatemalan national in a failed human smuggling attempt.
According to information provided by agent Jose J. Garibay III, of the Yuma Sector Public Affairs Office, at approximately 6:30 p.m., a black 2015 Dodge Charger containing six occupants arrived at the checkpoint.
During questioning, Blythe Station agents discovered that four adult men in the back seat were foreign nationals illegally present in the United States. The subjects were attempting to travel from Calexico, Calif., to Phoenix.
The 31-year-old driver, a resident of Julian, Calif., and his 17-year-old juvenile passenger, both of whom are U.S. citizens, were arrested for alien smuggling. Agents also arrested the foreign nationals and seized the vehicle.
YUMA SECTOR BORDER PATROL agents from the Blythe Station thwarted a human smuggling attempt Sunday and arrested 6 people traveling in a black 2015 Dodge Charger (right).