Fugitive Human Smuggler Busted with 6 Migrants in California near Border

by BOB PRICE 14 Jan 2022

El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents arrested a human smuggler with two outstanding warrants. One of the charges included his alleged control of displaying a minor in sexual conduct.

Agents conducting border security operations near Calexico, California on the morning of January 9 conducted a vehicle stop on a 2011 Dodge Ram pickup truck near Bond’s Corner Drain. During the immigration interview, the agents identified the driver as a U.S. citizen. They identified the remaining six occupants of the truck as migrants illegally present in the United States.

USBP Chief Patrol Agent Gregory K. Bovino

#WANTED Human Smuggler with two outstanding warrants was arrested by El Centro Sector agents in Calexico, CA. This #felon was attempting to smuggle 6 undocumented migrants and also in possession of #meth when agents encountered him.@USBP#honorfirsthttps://bit.ly/3K8wRy4

9:31 AM · Jan 13, 2022

The agents arrested the man and the migrants and then searched the vehicle. During the search, officials report the finding of crystallized methamphetamine and a glass pipe.

During a records check, the agents discovered the driver had two outstanding warrants for his arrest. The warrants are out of a court in Imperial, California, officials stated.

The driver is wanted by the State of California for a probation violation on a conviction for possession of a stolen vehicle. The second warrant is for a charge of “person in control of matter displaying minor in sexual conduct.” Agents turned the man over to the Imperial County Sheriff’s Office for transportation to a local jail.

Border Patrol officials seized the Dodge Ram pickup truck and processed the migrants under CBP guidelines.

Fugitive Human Smuggler Busted with 6 Migrants in California near Border (breitbart.com)