For the eighth time this year a big rig was used in an attempt to smuggle people into the U.S.
Border Patrol agents arrested a 43-year old man , a B1/B2 visa holder from Mexico , who had 3 illegal aliens concealed in the cab of his tractor-trail rig. The incident occurred Tuesday evening shortly before 6:00 p.m. at the Highway 86 checkpoint near Salton City. A Border Patrol canine team alerted to the cab of the truck and a search led to 3 illegal aliens attempting to hide under blankets. The driver was arrested for alien smuggling and the 3 passengers were all expelled back to Mexico.