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16-year-old arrested for smuggling migrants

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Posted at 3:13 PM, Feb 01, 2023

BENSON, Ariz. (KGUN) — Agents arrested a 16-year-old for smuggling a group of migrants, according to U.S. Border Patrol Tucson Sector Chief John R. Modlin.

On Thursday, Jan. 26, a Willcox Station agent stopped a vehicle near Benson.

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The agent found a 16-year-old smuggling three migrants and the four people were then arrested.
"Smuggling organizations continue to recruit vulnerable juveniles, often through social media," writes Chief Modlin.

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Marcos Icahuate joined the KGUN team in September 2022. He previously worked on digital content in Southern California's Imperial County where he was raised.