U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers stopped a human smuggling attempt on Friday.
The incident occurred at about 6:30 p.m. at the Calexico downtown port of entry when a small sedan entered the port. CBP officers noticed inconsistencies with the driver's itinerary and referred him to secondary inspection where the port's imaging system discovered what was suspected of being a human body in the car's dashboard. Further inspection led officers to an adult man laying horizontally inside the inner frame behind the dash. The man was taken into custody. The driver , a Mexican citizen and lawful permanent resident of the United States , was arrested and booked into Imperial County Jail pending criminal proceedings.