(Suspected Human Smugglers)….They were arrested this week.
Border Patrol agents say the two were in a 2998 Toyota Camry that drove into the Interstate 8 Checkpoint, between Campo and Pine Valley, at around 11:45 in the morning. Agents spoke briefly with the driver and the passenger in the vehicle, before asking if they could search the vehicle. Permission was granted. When the agents opened the trunk, they found an 18-year-old man inside. The man was sweating profusely. Agents say there was no escape latch inside the trunk and there was no water. It was determined the 18 year old was a Mexican National and was in the United States illegally. The driver of the vehicle, a 39-year-old woman, and her passenger, a 43-year-old man, both U.S. citizens, were arrested on suspicion of human smuggling. The vehicle was seized.