- Created on Thursday, 07 March 2013 21:28
- Written by Border Scope
Blythe, California - On March 4, U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Indio station stopped a vehicle being used for human trafficking.
The incident occurred at approximately 9 p.m., when agents received a report from the Border Patrol All-Terrain Vehicle Unit that a vehicle possibly being used in a smuggling attempt was travelling through the Chocolate Mountain Aerial Gunnery Range. Responding agents encountered a gold colored Ford F-150, and through observation and surveillance confirmed the validity of the report. Agents successfully and safely stopped the vehicle by deploying a Controlled Tire Deflation Device near the intersection of Wiley’s Well Road and Bradshaw Trail Road. The vehicle pulled to the side of the road and came to a stop, all occupants then fled the vehicle. Agents arrested three Mexican nationals, a male and female both 39-years-old and a 26-year-old female all illegally present in the United States.
The three illegal aliens are in Border Patrol custody pending further investigation. The vehicle was seized by the U.S. Border Patrol.