TUCSON, Ariz. (KGUN) — The U.S. Border Patrol has caught two American teens dangerously smuggling people in the back of a U-Haul.
Chief Patrol Agent John R. Modlin confirmed the trafficking bust Monday morning.
"Willcox Station agents arrested two U.S. citizen juveniles dangerously smuggling 12 migrants in a locked U-Haul," Chief Modlin shared.
He also adds the Department of Public Safety is handling criminal charges for the teens.
Federal agents encountered 178,795 people who were crossing the U.S.-Mexican border illegally in April 2020.
If increasing trends continue, at least 250,000 should encounter Border Patrol, Customs and Border Protection, and/or any other federal agency this month.
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