SALTON CITY – El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Highway 86 checkpoint stopped a tractor-trailer and discovered 30 illegal immigrants hidden inside on Monday.
The incident occurred at approximately 9:15 p.m., after agents stopped a black and white tractor-trailer for an immigration check.
During a search of the trailer, agents discovered 30 illegal immigrants hidden inside. The immigrants were locked in the trailer from the outside which presented a very dangerous situation.
“These arrests highlight the importance of our checkpoints. It also speaks to the outstanding and vigilant work that Border Patrol agents do on a daily basis to keep our country safe and protect human life,” said Ryan J. Scudder, Acting Chief Patrol Agent of the El Centro Sector.
The driver who is a Mexican citizen, along with the other 30 Mexican citizens will be processed and removed.