(Names released in Human Smuggling incident)…The incident occurred this week in San Ysidro.
Two men were found in the trunk of a vehicle. They were being smuggled across the Border from Mexico. Both men died. The driver of the vehicle, 41-year-old Nicholas George Zakov, was arrested and charged with violating immigration law. He has entered a not guilty plea in San Diego Federal Court.. Zakov reported told Customs and Border Protection officers he was going to be paid $3,500 to take the illegal immigrants across the border. The two men who died have been identified as 28-year-old Tarcisio Casas Blanco and 20-year-old Jose Aurelio Quiroz Casas. Both are from Guanajuato, Mexico. Both men had previously been deported from the US voluntarily.