Suspected smuggler arrested after Chinese nationals found hiding in furniture at Tijuana border staff KABC logo
Wednesday, December 11, 2019
Chinese nationals found in suspected smuggler's truck at border
Eleven Chinese nationals were found hiding inside furniture and appliances in a truck trying to cross into the United States at Tijuana, officials say.

LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- A U.S. citizen was arrested at the border on suspicion of human smuggling.

Border protection agents at the Tijuana-San Diego crossing found 11 Chinese nationals hiding in furniture and appliances inside a truck the suspect was driving.

One person was wedged into a washing machine and another was curled up inside a wooden chest.

The 11 migrants have been detained for immigration and criminal hearings.