U.S. Border Patrol agents discovered 8 illegal aliens hidden in a towed boat.
The incident occurred Friday night at about 10:30 when an SUV towing a fishing boat approached the Highway 78 checkpoint near Palo Verde. A Border Patrol canine alerted to the boat and in secondary inspection agents discovered 8 illegal aliens hiding under the boats cover. The 8 , all from Mexico and ranging in age from 18 to 40 , were taken into custody. One of the 8 had been previously removed from the U.S. four times. The 33-year old man driving the SUV , a U. S. citizen , was booked on smuggling charges.