(Citizen tip results in arrest)…It happened Thursday afternoon.
The concerned citizen called the Border Patrol to report a suspicious dump truck near Holt Avenue and Orange Avenue in El Centro. Agents responded and found the truck in the reported location. The agents interviewed the 16 year old driver of the truck. He was a lawfully admitted permanent resident. The teen admitted to having illegal aliens in the cargo area of the truck. The agents searched and found 7 men, all adult Mexican nationals. The driver was charged with human smuggling, and turned over to his father. The seven men were deported back to Mexico.