A migrant smuggler transported 14 undocumented immigrants into the United States on June 4, 2021 inside of a pick-up truck. Border Patrol stopped the smuggling attempt in Ocotillo, CA.
The vehicle’s path traveled from Mexico avoiding U.S. ports of entry. The truck eventually crossed into the United States.
Remote video surveillance system operators observed a grey 2002 Cadillac Escalade Sport Utility Truck drive through the United States Mexico International Boundary.
The video operators reported that the truck continued to travel inside the USA. Agents responded to the area and observed the truck stuck on the side of the road. Agents approached the truck and observed several individuals outside of the vehicle and two attempted to flee on foot.
After a brief search of the area, agents were able to apprehend 15 people.
Agents arrested the driver and all 14 illegal immigrants and transported them to an arrest processing center. Agents seized the vehicle.