U. S. Border Patrol agents arrested a previously convicted sex offender who was attempting to smuggle humans.

Shortly after noon on Wednesday , a Border Patrol agent stopped a vehicle near Silsbee Road and Even Hewes Highway. The driver , a 29-year old man , a U. S. citizen , and two passengers were detained. Record checks revealed the driver had previously been convicted for " Adult Stranger Lure Minor " out of Imperial County in 2016. The two passengers , Mexican citizens , were retuned to Mexico. The driver was processed for Alien Smuggling.