Border Patrol stops Jeep with 11 undocumented immigrants
Border Patrol agents arrested a Mexican man on smuggling charges and apprehended 10 undocumented immigrants that were stuffed inside of a Jeep Cherokee.
It happened in El Centro, California about 11:15 p.m. on Monday.
Agents observed a Jeep without lights traveling north bound on Mount Signal Road. Agents responded to the area and attempted to make a vehicle stop as it traveled east bound on Highway 98.
The Jeep attempted to flee. Border Patrol says agents pursued the Jeep and were able to end the pursuit using a controlled tire deflation device. The 30-year-old driver and all occupants were immediately taken into custody.
"El Centro Sector agents will not tolerate vehicle incursions into the United States," said Chief Patrol Agent Gloria I. Chavez. "We will detect you, arrest you, and prosecute you to the fullest extent of the law."
The subjects were transported to the Calexico Border Patrol Station for further investigation and processing.
The Jeep was seized due to it was used in the smuggling of the undocumented immigrants.
This story was reported from New York.