(CBP Warning)….Human Smuggling is never a good idea.

With the hot temperatures this summer, it is a lot worse. Customs and Border Protection officials from the Ports of Entry in San Diego and Imperial Counties are warning undocumented immigrants about the dangers of being smuggled in a vehicle compartment or trunk. Pete Flores, Director of Field Operations for this region, says concealing people in confined areas of vehicles is very dangerous and could result in severe consequences. Flores says, while there is no safe way to illegally cross the border, this tactic, especially during these high temperatures, increases the probability of individuals sustaining critical injuries, including death.