Border Patrol agents conducting anti smuggling operations arrested two United States citizens attempting to smuggle seven undocumented immigrants on March 24, 2022 in Indio, California.
At 10:42 p.m., agents conducted a vehicle stop on a 2016 Chevrolet Silverado on Interstate 10. As agents approached the vehicle, they noticed three individuals laying down attempting to conceal themselves in the bed of the truck, and another four individuals in the rear cab area of the truck.
Agents conducted an interview with all the occupants in the vehicle and it was determined that both the driver and passenger were United States citizens, and the other seven individuals were all citizens of Mexico without the proper documents to be in the United States legally.
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All occupants of the vehicle were placed under arrest. After an immediate search of the vehicle and its occupants, agents discovered a loaded Glock 27 firearm, 10 rounds of unspent ammunition, and $8,576 in cash.
All individuals were transported to the Indio Border Patrol station to be held and processed accordingly.