TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Border Patrol agents working with Customs and Border Protection Officers arrested one U.S. citizen attempting to smuggle two illegal aliens near Nogales on Monday.
Shortly after 4 p.m., Border Patrol surveillance in Nogales observed two individuals cross into the United States illegally and get into an SUV. Agents in the area attempted to conduct a vehicle stop, but the SUV fled, ignoring Border Patrol’s activated emergency lights and sirens.
The SUV then turned southbound on Mariposa Road, heading for the Port of Nogales’ Mariposa Crossing, where CBP officers were able to prevent the vehicle from fleeing back to Mexico.
In a joint effort, CBP officers and Border Patrol agents arrested all occupants in the vehicle without further incident.
The U.S. citizen driver faces federal human smuggling charges, and the two Mexican nationals illegally present in the country face immigration violations.
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