Dec 2, 2010 6:24 PM by Greg Boyce

Driver arrested for human smuggling

A man from Guatemala was arrested this morning near Trinidad for smuggling people into the United States.

Just before noon, Trooper Jorge Leal stopped a Honda Odyssey for speeding in a construction zone.  According to the State Patrol, Trooper Leal discovered 9 people in the vehicle.  Four were from Guatemala, four were from Mexico and one was from Eritrea in Africa.

The driver was identified as 28-year-old Silvio Rodriguez-Rodas of Guatemala.

All were taken to a facility in Florence by the State Patrol Immigration Enforcement Unit.

The driver faces possible human smuggling charges.




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