Border Patrol agents in the Yuma and Tucson Sectors continue to arrest suspected human smugglers with migrants packed into vehicles. In one case, the driver appeared to be under the influence of drugs and alcohol, officials stated.
Yuma Sector Acting Chief Patrol Agent Dustin Caudle tweeted photos of a group of migrants arrested during a traffic stop on Monday.
#YumaSector Border Patrol agents intercepted a smuggling attempt Monday and discovered 14 migrants crammed in a pickup truck. The migrants, all Mexican nationals, will be processed for removal. #ruthlesssmugglers #BorderSecurityIsNationalSecurity pic.twitter.com/BHGqPZkV9P
— Acting Chief Patrol Agent Dustin Caudle (@USBPChiefYUM) July 5, 2023
Caudle reported the alleged human smuggler had 14 migrants crammed into a pickup truck. Agents identified the migrants as Mexican nationals illegally present in the U.S.