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El Centro resident arrested at the border

(63 year old El Centro woman arrested)…She was caught trying to smuggle a pregnant woman across the border.

The 63 year old, whose identity has not been released, drove a 1995 Crown Victoria up to the Downtown Calexico Port of Entry. The vehicle was sent to the secondary inspection area, Customs and Border Protection officers noticed anomalies to the vehicle’s rear seat. It turned out to be an electrically controlled hidden compartment. Inside was a 22-year-old pregnant woman. The CBP says the 22 year old is a Mexican national. She was escorted to a secure area for processing. The driver was arrested and booked into County Jail. The CBP seized the vehicle.