Ten illegal aliens have been busted by Border Patrol agents after they attempted to gain entry into the United States by huddling inside a pickup toolbox.
A vehicle disguised as a Kiewit Corporation construction truck in San Ysidro, Calif., carried the illegal aliens from Mexico into the U.S., the San Diego Union-Tribune reported. Kiewit is currently contracted to work on a construction job located near the border.
Ten illegal aliens pack into truck toolbox and attempt to sneak across the U.S.-Mexico border.
The driver impersonated a construction worker by wearing a yellow hard hat and reflective orange safety vest.
However, authorities caught wind of the scheme when they observed the pickup parked in an isolated location next to the U.S.-Mexico border fence. Border Patrol agents pursued the truck after the license plate number revealed the truck belonged to a San Diego resident – not Kiewit Corporation.
The driver accelerated when he saw the agents, but authorities apprehended him after they dropped a spike strip near Interstate 5. When they searched the vehicle, agents found one illegal alien in the cab and 10 more packed into a bogus toolbox.
According to the Union-Tribune, the arrest happened just three days after Border Patrol agents arrested a woman driving a Ford Taurus she disguised as a San Diego Gas & Electric vehicle. She was attempting to smuggle 223 pounds of marijuana into the U.S.