SAN DIEGO (AP) - Authorities have arrested two men who were allegedly smuggling 30 illegal immigrants into the United States in a hidden compartment inside a trailer.
U.S. Border Patrol said Friday that agents inspected a semi-truck at a checkpoint in San Diego County on Thursday and found the driver didn't have a commercial license and the passenger didn't have legal papers.
Agents say they found 30 illegal immigrants, including one child, inside a compartment hidden by furniture in the back of the trailer.
Border Patrol agent Mark Endicott declined to release the names of the suspected smugglers. He says the driver is a Mexican citizen who had a border-crossing card to legally enter the United States.
Endicott says three immigrants are being held as witnesses.
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