Altogether five persons were arrested according to authorities, including the 21-year-old male driver and a 22-year-old female, both United States citizens.
The driver tried to flee from authorities after the three aliens climbed over the United States/Mexico fence. The driver, front passenger, and identified foot guide were charged with alien smuggling and are in Border Patrol custody along with the passengers pending further investigation.
The vehicle was seized by the U.S. Border Patrol.
Two days earlier Border Patrol Agents arrested three illegal aliens east of Calexico in a similar smuggling attempt.