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Man, woman try to cross into US hidden under truck

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the San Ysidro port of entry Monday found two Mexican citizens attempting to cross into the U.S. illegally hidden under the bed liner of a pickup truck. (U.S. Customs and Border Protection)

March 8, 2011 12:00:00 AM PST
U.S. Customs and Border Patrol officers on Monday found two Mexican citizens trying to cross into the United States illegally while hidden under a pickup truck.

A Border Patrol officer and his human/narcotic detector dog were roving through lanes of traffic waiting to enter the U.S. at the San Ysidro port of entry, when the canine alerted the officer to the truck.

When the officer looked closer, he discovered a man and woman hidden under the pickup truck's bed liner in a secret compartment.

The 39-year-old truck driver, a U.S. citizen, was arrested. Both immigrants will be returned to Mexico.