At about 5:00 a.m. Friday , a Remote Video Surveillance System operator reported a stake bed truck and a van in a construction area west of Mount Signal Road.
Agents responded to the site and saw the truck and the van trying to blend in with legitimate construction vehicles in the area. Agents questioned the driver of the truck and noticed people moving around in the bed of the truck. Agents discovered 37 individuals attempting to conceal themselves under a tarp. The group consisted of 36 adults from Mexico and one adult Guatemalan national. Agents then stopped the van and found 15 individuals in the back of the vehicle. All adult Mexican nationals.
The driver of the stake bed truck , a 22-year old man , and the driver and a front seat passenger in the van are all U.S. citizens who were placed under arrest for Alien Smuggling.