Border Patrol agents in Nogales arrested a 14-year-old boy who fled from agents in a van carrying 12 illegal immigrants, Customs and Border Protection said.
On Jan. 21, agents patrolling east of Nogales attempted to stop a Dodge Caravan. However, the driver sped away and agents gave chase on Arizona 82 until the driver lost control of the vehicle and crashed at the corner of Arizona 82 and Morley Avenue in Nogales, according to a CBP news release.
The driver, a 14-year-old U.S. citizen from Nogales, ran away but was quickly caught by agents. Twelve Mexican nationals, all here illegally, were found in the van, the CBP said.
The boy is facing charges of unlawful flight from a law enforcement officer, a felony. The illegal immigrants, ages 15 to 45, were arrested for immigration violations.