Agents say 6 undocumented immigrants bailed out of vehicle after traffic stop
YUMA, Ariz. (KYMA, KECY) - What began as a routine traffic stop, ended with the apprehension of several undocumented immigrants, and the arrest of a Yuma man on federal charges.
The U.S. Border Patrol says it started around 3:30 Tuesday morning, when a Yuma County Sheriff's deputy pulled over a vehicle for having a broken headlight. Border Patrol says a number of migrants bailed out of the vehicle, and fled the area, as soon as the SUV came to a stop.
Deputies called in Border Patrol, and agents say they managed to track down all six immigrants, as well as the driver. Agents identify him as 27-year-old Felix Omar Alonzo of Yuma.
Alonzo will face federal human smuggling charges. Border Patrol says he has a previous conviction for aggravated assault.