52 undocumented migrants found during smuggling attempt

El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents arrested 52 undocumented migrants and three United States citizens during an illegal smuggling attempt on Friday in El Centro. PHOTO COURTESY CBP

El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the El Centro station reported discovered a human smuggling attempt involving 52 undocumented migrants on Friday morning, a Customs and Border Protection news release stated.

The incident occurred approximately 5:08 a.m., when Remote Video Surveillance System operators reported a stake bed truck and a van suspected of alien smuggling near the border wall construction zone west of Mount Signal Road.

Staff Writer Vincent Osuna can be reached at vosuna@ivpressonline.com or 760-337-3442.

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Erica Bermudez-Aguilar

I wish pictures were not included in this article 😒

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