TOMBSTONE, Ariz. (KGUN) — The U.S. Border Patrol has caught a pickup attempting to smuggle eight undocumented immigrants packed into the truck's bed.
Chief Patrol Agent John R. Modlin confirmed the incident, saying agents caught the suspected human trafficker this week.
He says agents stopped the truck near Tombstone, Ariz.
Modlin also compared the smuggling attempt to 20 years ago.
#ThenAndNow #TBT— John R. Modlin (@USBPChiefTCA) May 19, 2022
Using the bed of a pickup truck to smuggle large groups of migrants is just as dangerous today as it was 20 years ago.
This week, a Willcox Station agent apprehended eight migrants in the bed of a pickup truck after stopping the vehicle near Tombstone, AZ. pic.twitter.com/it6eHDYOXr
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