Agents seize fake FBI ID cards during human smuggling attempt near Tucson

Posted: 11:11 AM, Sep 19, 2017
Updated: 2017-09-19 17:39:24Z

Border Patrol agents seized several fraudulent FBI identification cards as they helped thwart a human smuggling attempt near Tucson on Sunday. 

According to Customs and Border Protection, Fort Huachuca officials came into contact with a vehicle being driven by a U.S. citizen near an entrance of the Army post. 

As agents arrived, they learned that the driver's two adult male passengers were Mexican nationals who were illegally present in the U.S. The two Mexican nationals were placed under arrest for immigration violations and the driver was taken into custody for human smuggling, according to CBP. 

During a search of the vehicle, agents located fake law enforcement equipment, including a realistic-looking handgun that fired BB's and fraudulent federal identification cards that showed the driver's photo and information with the FBI logo. 

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