Man arrested at border after two Mexican nationals were found in his trunk

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(Source: CBP) (Source: CBP)
TUCSON, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -

On the day President Donald Trump begins cracking down on border security, Customs and Border Protection officials announced the arrest of an alleged human smuggler near Tucson.

Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents arrested the U.S. citizen Monday at the I-19 checkpoint near Amado after finding two Mexican nationals in the trunk of his vehicle.

Agents said that the Mexican nationals, an adult male and a juvenile male, had no knowledge of how to escape from the trunk in case of an emergency.

The driver is being prosecuted for smuggling, while the undocumented Mexican nationals are awaiting pending removal proceedings in accordance with border patrol guidelines.

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