Sunday, May 21, 2006

Tip Leads Border Patrol To 91 Illegals In Truck

Border Patrol agents discovered 91 Illegal entrants who were smuggled into the country in the back of a box truck southwest of Sonoita. The Border Patrol received a call from a concerned citizen about possible illegal activity, said Jesus Rodriguez, a spokesman for the agency's Tucson sector. The caller said they believed the truck was picking up illegal entrants. Border Patrol agents from Nogales and Sonoita pulled the truck over on Highway 82 around Milepost 26, at which time the driver got out and ran into the brush, Rodriguez said. Inside the truck, agents found 91 illegal entrants, most of whom were from Mexico but some were from Central America, he said. No injuries were reported and the driver of the truck was not found, Rodriguez said. The illegal entrants were detained and taken to the Nogales processing center.