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Border Patrol finds 30 illegal immigrants being smuggled in semitrailer in southern Arizona

Posted at 12:38 PM, Oct 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-28 15:50:02-04

AMADO, AZ — U.S. Border Patrol agents say they located 30 illegal aliens being smuggled by semitrailer Saturday night near Amado, south of Tucson.

The Border Patrol says Tucson sector agents referred a semitrailer for a second inspection after a canine alerted to the vehicle Saturday around 10 p.m.

During the inspection, agents found 30 individuals, 29 from Mexico and one from Ecuador, inside the trailer. One of those people was an unaccompanied minor.

Border Patrol says the foreign nationals were arrested and will be processed for immigration violations.

The driver and passenger of the semi were both U.S. citizens and have been arrested for human smuggling violations.