Calexico, Calif. —Friday, U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the El Centro Sector disrupted a human smuggling attempt resulting in the arrest of 10 illegal aliens.
The incident occurred at approximately 5 a.m., when camera operators spotted a vehicle driving north across the United States/Mexico Boundary. The vehicle, a 1992 Jeep Cherokee Laredo drove around the vehicle barricades, north on Mount Signal Road, made it to Highway 98 and continued eastbound towards Calexico.
Responding agents deployed a tire deflation device and successfully stopped the vehicle. Shortly after, agents secured the vehicle and arrested a total of 10 illegal aliens. There were seven males and three females, all Mexican Nationals. The Cherokee was seized.