(Human Smuggler arrested)...His vehicle was seized.
The smuggling attempt was discovered recently. Border Patrol Remote Video Surveillance Operators observed a 2002 Cadillac Escalade EXT Sport Utility Truck cross the border in the open desert, about 22 miles west of Calexico. The surveillance operators reported the vehicle was traveling north towards Highway 98. Agents responded to the area and observed the truck stuck on the side of the road. Agents approached the grey vehicle and observed several individuals outside the vehicle. Two individuals attempted to flee on foot. After a brief search of the area, agents were able to apprehend 15 subjects. They arrested the driver of the vehicle and 14 undocumented individuals. They were all transported to the El Centro Sector Processing Center for processing. The vehicle was seized. The undocumented individuals were processed for removal.