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Driver arrested after attempting to smuggle 3 in cab of truck

TUCSON – A person was arrested at the Interstate 19 immigration checkpoint after allegedly attempting to smuggle three Mexican nationals into the United States Friday.

According to U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Nogales agents discovered three people stacked among one another atop the cab of a Chevy Silverado after x-ray technology detected anomalies in the area at 10:45 a.m. Friday.

US Customs and Border Protection

The smuggler was arrested for human smuggling. The three Mexican nationals were processed for immigration violations.


Anthony Victor Reyes

Anthony Victor Reyes

Anthony Victor Reyes is the lead digital content producer at News 4 Tucson. The award-winning journalist previously worked as a community reporter in Jasper County, Iowa.
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