U.S. Border Patrol agents in Tucson, Arizona arrested two U.S. citizens for human smuggling after finding 32 illegal immigrants hidden inside a semitrailer on the night of October 14, 2019.
After a Border Patrol canine alerted to the vehicle, agents referred the semi tractor-trailer for secondary inspection, where they discovered 32 Mexican and Ecuadorian nationals, all illegally present in the United States, hidden in the produce cargo.
The trailer’s interior was 47 degrees, potentially endangering the illegal immigrants locked inside.
The 31-year-old driver and 30-year-old passenger were arrested and charged with felony human smuggling violations. The 32 illegal immigrants arrested, aged 16 to 53, were processed for immigration violations.