TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents from the Willcox Station arrested a local man and two illegal aliens Saturday morning at the Immigration Checkpoint located on State Route 90 near Whetstone.
The agent working the primary inspections lane encountered a Dodge Stratus driven by a 45-year-old man. The Sierra Vista resident was referred to secondary for further inspection where a canine altered to an odor it is trained to detect.
Upon searching the vehicle, agents discovered two Mexican nationals illegally present in the country, hidden inside the trunk. The driver and both illegal aliens, ages, 21 and 29 were transported to the Willcox Station for further processing. The vehicle was seized.
The illegal aliens are being processed for immigration violations, while the United States citizen driver is facing human smuggling charges.