TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) -- A couple from the U.S. is facing federal charges for allegedly trying to smuggle a migrant who breached fencing at the Arizona-Mexico border.
U.S. Border Patrol officials say agents using remote video surveillance on Sunday afternoon spotted a group of men cutting the wire mesh fence near the Lukeville Port of Entry.
They saw two men then illegally cross through the breach into Arizona.
One got into a waiting SUV.
Air and ground patrol followed the SUV to a checkpoint on State Route 85 just north of Lukeville.
Agents at the checkpoint found the migrant, a 40-year-old Mexican national, in the backseat.
He was detained and will be processed for immigration violations.
The 36-year-old female driver and a 32-year-old male passenger were arrested on suspicion of human smuggling.