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Two caught smuggling people

(Vehicle flees checkpoint)….The 2000 Mercury looked like it was going to stop at the checkpoint on Interstate 8, between Campo and Pine Valley.

Border Patrol officials say the driver accelerated and the vehicle sped away. Border Patrol agents gave chase and were able to pull the suspect vehicle over near Highway 79. The agents found two US Citizens in the front seat of the vehicle. A search resulted in the discovery of two people hidden in the trunk. They say the 50-year-old woman and 43-year-old man were suffering from heat exhaustion. Both are Mexican Nationals. It was discovered the 43 year old was wanted on Narcotics charges and a failure to appear warrant. The driver and his passenger were both arrested and charged with human smuggling. The vehicle was seized by the Border Patrol agents.