Customs and Border Protection checkpoint

A truck is signaled to continue as it approaches the US Border Patrol checkpoint coming from Arivaca, Ariz. in 2014.

Border Patrol agents from the Tucson Station say they have arrested a U.S. citizen and four Honduran nationals after a failed human smuggling attempt that led agents on a pursuit.

The Border Patrol said Friday that agents on Thursday had tried to stop a sedan for an immigration inspection near the southern town of Sasabe, but the driver of the vehicle sped away toward the community of Arivaca.

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The agency used a helicopter to help with the pursuit.

Border officials arrested the driver, two passengers in the car and two other in the trunk after the vehicle stopped in Arivaca.