Evelyn Limas

The U.S. Border Patrol says an Arizona woman has been arrested after an agent stopped a van carrying 10 people suspected of entering the country illegally.

Evelyn Limas, 33, of Casa Grande has been charged with felony smuggling following the stop last week near the New Mexico border town of Columbus, The Las Cruces Sun-News reported Wednesday.

Limas' court-appointed lawyer did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the allegations.

Court documents say the agent stopped the van after it was observed picking up a group of people who had crossed the border.

Limas told the agent that she was an Uber driver and was taking the group to Ruidoso, according to the documents.

The 10 passengers were arrested and taken to the Deming Border Patrol Station.