U.S. Border Patrol arrests smuggler in Port Clinton

13abc.com - 07-19


PORT CLINTON, Ohio (WTVG) - U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested a citizen of El Salvador on suspicion of alien smuggling on Monday afternoon. According to the U.S. Border Patrol, agents from the Sandusky Bay station were contacted by Ohio State Highway Patrol around 1:00 p.m. requesting assistance near Stony Ridge, OH with a vehicle they had stopped. After being questioned by the responding Border Patrol agent, the driver and each of the seven passengers admitted to being in the United States illegally and that they did not have any documents allowing them to be or remain in the United States.