SAN DIEGO (AP) — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers say they found two people being smuggled into the country stuffed inside hidden compartments of a Mercedes-Benz at the U.S.-Mexico border near San Diego.
Authorities said Tuesday that a young woman was unresponsive when pulled out of a side compartment of the car after midnight Saturday at the Otay Mesa Port of Entry.
The 26-year-old woman was also treated for a large burn on her leg.
Officers also found a 39-year-old man curled in a fetal position behind another panel. He was sweating profusely and needed help to stand.
Officials say a drug-detection dog that noticed something in the car's fender prompted the search.
The driver was arrested. The two undocumented immigrants were held as witnesses.
Information from: The San Diego Union-Tribune, http://www.signonsandiego.com
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