Phoenix woman accused of leading Border Patrol agents on chase with illegal immigrants in trunk

AMADO, Ariz. (FOX NEWS/FOX 10) - A Phoenix woman was taken into custody this week after U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials said she led agents on a car chase while two illegal immigrants were hidden in her trunk.

Border Patrol agents at an immigration checkpoint near Amado came in contact with the unidentified 28-year-old woman on Thursday and sent her for a secondary inspection, the agency said in a news release.

"Instead of pulling into the inspection area, the driver accelerated and merged onto the highway, leading agents on a pursuit for approximately one mile," CBP said.

The woman was arrested after she stopped her car; she "is being charged with human smuggling," officials said.

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