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Agents rescue migrants after driver abandons moving vehicle

US Customs and Border Protection

Driver later found and arrested

YUMA, Ariz. (KYMA, KECY) - A social media post through U.S. Border Patrol showed agents rescuing migrants from an abandoned vehicle while it was left on drive.

Before midnight on Sunday, Border Patrol agents in a helicopter saw people go into a sedan on Avenue 15E.

Agents tried to stop the vehicle but the driver jumped out while the sedan was still moving.

A driver in the Border Patrol truck drove in front of the sedan to bring it to a stop.

Six migrants were found in the driverless vehicle and were later taken to Yuma Sector for processing.

The 27-year-old driver of the sedan from Yuma was found and arrested with smuggling charges.

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