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CBP agents find 3 illegal immigrants under floorboard, 2 in trunk

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Posted at 4:57 PM, Sep 11, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-11 20:00:03-04

U.S. Border Patrol agents stopped two attempts to smuggle five illegal immigrants through the United States over the weekend.

According to CBP, a canine detected an odor from a Dodge Caravan that led agents to find three men under the van's floorboard.

A second smuggling attempt using a Nissan Maxima was stopped Sunday evening by agents. After opening the trunk, two men were found inside.

The drivers were a 55-year-old man and a 28-year-old woman, both U.S. citizens. They were arrested for smuggling illegal immigrants.

The five Mexican nationals found ranged in ages from 21-35 years old. They are now being processed for immigration violations.