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Arizona (United States), Jul 19 (Canadian-Media): An Arizona man who was legally transporting a body to a mortuary is charged with human smuggling by U.S. Border Patrol agents, after after they found six Mexican citizens hidden inside the vehicle, said U.S. Border Patrol agents, media reports said.
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The man, who is not identified, was driving a GMC SUV was stopped Wednesday in Douglas for an immigration inspection, the Border Patrol said Thursday.
"The SUV’s driver, believed to be employed by a southern Arizona mortuary, was presumably transporting the remains while attempting to smuggle illegal border crossers further into the United States," stated CBP's Robert Daniels, FoxNews reported.
While the driver was taken into custody, the Mexican citizens were processed and accused of immigration violations, said Border Patrol U.S.
Customs and Border Protection reported that the human remains found at the scene were transferred to a local mortuary.