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Border Patrol agents arrest 4 on human smuggling charges in Arizona

PHOENIX — Border Patrol agents arrested four men for human smuggling and illegally entering the country on Tuesday, according to an agency release.

The men were questioned on the Tohono O’Odham Reservation south of Tucson after conducting a welfare check.

The agents found four men inside a parked sedan at around 8:30 p.m. on federal Route 15 near the town of Komelik on the reservation, according to the release.

Three of the four men admitted to being in the country illegally, with one being an El Salvador resident and the other two coming from Ecuador.

The fourth man was a U.S. citizen who was driving the vehicle, according to the release.

The driver faces charges of human smuggling, while the two passengers face immigration charges, according to the release.

No additional information is available.

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