Border Patrol agents find Mexican woman hiding in car trunk

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Woman found hiding in trunk of a car at the State Route 83 immigration checkpoint. (Source: U.S. Customs and Border Protection) Woman found hiding in trunk of a car at the State Route 83 immigration checkpoint. (Source: U.S. Customs and Border Protection)
TUCSON, AZ (AP) -

Border Patrol officials say agents at an immigration checkpoint in southern Arizona found a Mexican woman hiding in the trunk of a car.

A Border Patrol canine alerted Tucson Sector agents from the Sonoita Border Patrol Station to something suspicious in the trunk Monday.

While talking to the 48-year-old woman driving the car, agents opened the trunk and discovered the 40-year-old Mexican woman.

Both women were arrested.

Authorities say the driver is a U.S. citizen and is facing human-smuggling charges while the woman in the trunk is being charged for immigration violations.

The names of the two women haven't been released.

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