Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

Border Patrol Makes Three Arrests In Human Trafficking Operation

Border-Patrol-TruckU.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Indio Station stopped a vehicle being used for human trafficking Monday. 

Officials say agents received a report that a vehicle possibly being used in a smuggling attempt was travelling through the Chocolate Mountain Aerial Gunnery Range in California.  

Responding agents successfully stopped the vehicle by deploying a Controlled Tire Deflation Device.  The vehicle pulled to the side of the road and came to a stop, all occupants then fled the vehicle. 

Agents arrested three Mexican nationals, a male and female both 39-years-old and a 26-year-old female all illegally present in the United States.  The three illegal aliens are in Border Patrol custody pending further investigation.

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