Border agents south of Tucson find 3 Mexican nationals under van's floorboard

The border fence between the U.S. and Mexico in Douglas Ariz

The border fence between the U.S. and Mexico in Douglas Ariz

Two days later, agents found two different Mexican nationals attempting to do the same, but they hid in the trunk of a auto. The five men, ranging in age from 21 to 35 years old are being processed for immigration violations.

The vehicle occupants, a 51-year-old male legal permanent resident and his 28-year-old son, a US citizen, were arrested for narcotics smuggling. Both vehicles were seized.

Both incidents took place at the Interstate 19 checkpoint south of Tucson, Arizona.

The agents referred a 2008 Dodge Caravan for a secondary inspection after an agency dog alerted to the vehicle, according to a news release from Customs and Border Protection.

After further inspection, agents found three adult Mexican nationals hiding under the van's floorboard.

On Sunday evening, an agent referred a passenger auto for a secondary inspection and two adults from Mexico inside the trunk. After opening the vehicle's trunk, agents discovered two adult Mexican nationals inside.

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