4 arrested after 9 migrants found in cattle trailer near Nogales
PHOENIX — Four people were arrested after nine migrants were found inside a cattle trailer during a traffic stop in Nogales, federal authorities said.
Agents pulled over a semitrailer pulling a cattle trailer on Oct. 1 around 1 a.m. and found the migrants hidden beneath a false floor, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection said in a press release.
The driver and passenger of the semitruck were arrested, as well as two others from a Ford pickup truck that was at the scene. The vehicles were believed to be driving in tandem.
The driver of the semitrailer, a United States citizen, will face smuggling charges, the release said.
Migrants at the scene were arrested and processed for immigration violations.