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2 Americans accused of human smuggling

Border Patrol apprehends 2 illegal immigrants hiding in car trunk

Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents arrested two American citizens Monday night for alleged human smuggling, U.S. Customs and Border Protection said.

A vehicle was sent to secondary inspection at the Interstate 19 checkpoint where agents found two people hiding in the trunk, the Border Patrol said.

An inspection of the trunk found there were no safety-release levers that would allow a person to escape harm, the Border Patrol said.

The two illegal immigrants found in the trunk were taken to the Nogales Station for processing and removal, the Border Patrol said.

The driver of the vehicle and his passenger were held for prosecution for human smuggling, the Border Patrol said.

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