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Two Arizonans arrested in two separate smuggling attempts

TUCSON – Two Arizona residents and three Mexican nationals were taken into custody at the State Route 80 Immigration Checkpoint this week.

According to U.S. Customs and Border Protection, a 31-year-old man from Mesa was arrested Sunday after Border Patrol agents found a 36-year-old woman from Honduras and an 18-year-old man from Mexico in the truck of his Ford Fusion.

On Thursday, Border Patrol also located a 17-year-old and a 41-year-old who were hidden in a trunk of a Hyundai Sonata. The two were said to be from Mexico. A 25-year-old Phoenix man apprehended in connectin to the smuggling attempt.

Noel Sederstrom

Noel Sederstrom

Noel Sederstrom joined the KTTC-TV staff as News Director in February, 2008. He's a native Minnesotan, having grown up on a farm near Litchfield, and also spending a lot of time on Lake Vermilion near Tower-Soudan, where his grandfather Gust Saari worked in the Soudan Underground Mine. After studying journalism at the University of Minnesota-Minneapolis, Noel worked as a reporter, anchor, producer and Executive Producer at television stations in Duluth, Little Rock, Buffalo, Louisville and Kalamazoo, Michigan. Noel was the News Director at WWMT-TV in Kalamazoo for seven of his 18 years at the CBS affiliate before returning to Minnesota. He and his wife Cindy have two grown children and make their home in Rochester. Email Noel at nsederstrom@kttc.com
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