CBP - U.S. Customs and Border Protection

07/07/2020 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 07/07/2020 13:32

Yuma Sector BP Apprehends 21 Illegal Aliens

YUMA, Ariz. - Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents thwarted multiple smuggling events and apprehended 21 illegal aliens over a four-day period.

In the first event on Thursday, Blythe Station agents performed a vehicle stop on a white Chevrolet Silverado and white Dodge Ram in Quartzsite. The driver of both vehicles were United States citizens and the four passengers in the Silverado and three passengers in the Ram were illegal aliens. The drivers of both vehicles were arrested for human smuggling violations and the illegal aliens were processed for immigration violations.

In the second event on Friday, Wellton Station agents encountered a white Ford Club Wagon agricultural van at the immigration checkpoint on Interstate 8. Agents performed an immigration inspection on all individuals and determined that three backseat passengers were illegal aliens. The illegal aliens were processed for immigration violations.

In the third event on Sunday, Blythe Station agents performed a vehicle stop on a gold Infinity I30 traveling on I-10. Agents determined that the driver was a U.S. citizen and the three passengers were illegal aliens. The driver was arrested for human smuggling violations and the illegal aliens were processed for immigration violations.

In the final event on Monday, Wellton Station agents performed a vehicle stop on a white Ford E-350 in the Dome Valley area. Agents observed several individuals laying down in the cargo area and determined that eight of the nine subjects were illegal aliens. The driver, a U.S. citizen, was arrested for human smuggling violations and the illegal aliens were processed for immigration violations.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials welcome assistance from the community. Individuals can report suspicious activity to the Border Patrol and remain anonymous by calling 1-877-872-7435 toll free. Reporting illicit activity could result in saving someone's life.