An American man was arrested for trying to smuggle nearly a dozen Chinese citizens from Mexico into the United States, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP).
The 42-year-old man was stopped at the San Ysidro border on Dec. 7 while attempting to cross into the U.S. in a moving truck, according to CBP. The driver's moving truck was sent to an area for further inspection, where CBP officers discovered 11 Chinese nationals hidden in places like a washing machine, a chest and a dresser, according to CBP.
The driver was taken to the Metropolitan Correctional Center and the 11 Chinese nationals are pending criminal and immigration proceedings, according to CBP.
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This situation is very similar to an incident that happened just a month ago. CBP officers said they found six Chinese nationals hidden behind a fake wall, in a moving truck at the San Ysidro Port of Entry.