They tried to smuggle 52 illegal immigrants into the States: 3 US citizens were arrested in California
On Friday, August 7, three US citizens were arrested in California, who allegedly smuggled 52 illegal immigrants across the border from Mexico. Writes about it Fox News.
The incident happened at about 05:00, when the operators of the remote video surveillance system noticed a suspicious truck and van.
US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents stopped both vehicles as they drove east on Highway 98.
According to CBP, the truck driver, a 22-year-old US citizen, confessed to carrying 37 people in the back - 36 Mexican adults and one Guatemalan.
“Agency officials searched the truck and found 37 people trying to hide under a black tarpaulin in the back of the truck,” CBP said in a statement.
A second group of agents stopped the van and found two US citizens at the driver and passenger seats.
“Further inspection of the vehicle revealed 15 people in the van,” CBP said. “The agents interviewed the passengers and determined that they were all adult Mexican citizens illegally in the United States.”
In total, CBP agents arrested three US citizens and 52 illegal immigrants, including 35 men and 17 women between the ages of 18 and 52.
They are all at El Centro for further investigation. El Centro is the largest city in the Imperial Valley in Southern California.
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