YUMA, Ariz. – Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents arrested a Mexican national in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival program, after he attempted to smuggle four other Mexican nationals into the U.S. January 29.
Monday afternoon agents from the Yuma Station Reconnaissance Unit discovered the footprints of four subjects illegally entering the U.S. from Mexico near County 13th Street and the Colorado River. Agents communicated their findings to agents in the Targeted Enforcement Unit who observed four subjects getting into a white Ford F-150 in a nearby citrus grove.
Agents from both units intercepted the vehicle and performed a vehicle stop. The driver was identified as a 26-year-old male Mexican national DACA recipient from Salinas, California. The other four occupants were all determined to be Mexican nationals illegally present in the United States. The driver was arrested for human smuggling charges, and the four passengers were arrested for immigration violations. The vehicle was seized for forfeiture.