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Buckeye man arrested for allegedly attempting to smuggle 3 into US

YUMA – An Arizona man was taken into custody after he allegedly tried to smuggle three undocumented immigrants through the Interstate 8 immigration checkpoint Wednesday.

According to U.S. Customs Border and Protection, the three Mexican nationals were found in the trunk of a beige 2016 Chevrolet Malibu after a Border Patrol canine alerted the Welton Station agents to the vehicle. The three men were 14, 34 and 48 years old.

US Customs and Border Protection

The 43-year-old driver from Buckeye was also found with drug paraphernalia and methamphetamine in his possession.

The driver charged in connection to the smuggling and the three Mexican men were processed for immigration violations, according to CBP.

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Anthony Victor Reyes

Anthony Victor Reyes

Anthony Victor Reyes is the lead web content producer at News 4 Tucson. The University of Arizona graduate previously served as a community reporter at a news publication in Newton, Iowa.
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