Sunday, 6 March 2016

Desperate Brazilian Migrant Hides Inside Car Fuel Tank To Sneak Into America

A man has been charged with trying to sneak a Brazilian man into the United States from Mexico by hiding him in the gasoline tank of an SUV. Jonathan Pantoja brought the 38-year-old inside the modified tank of a 2001 Toyota Sequoia on Tuesday at about 3.15am at a crossing in Calexico, California. Customs and Border Protection said an imaging device spotted anomalies in the SUV's gas tank and under the back seats. The officers continued searching the area before discovering the man hidden inside the partially modified gas tank. 

A criminal complaint said the driver, a 40-year-old U.S. citizen, told authorities that he smuggled to pay off a $5,000 debt. 

He was arrested and transported to the Imperial County Jail, authorities said. He will face federal charges in connection to the incident, Dailymail reports.

1 comment:

I’m glad you visited Alabekee’s blog. I love to read your opinion. Please spare me few minutes of your valuable time and drop a comment because it will motivate me to blog better.

DISCLAIMER: Please note that apart from, Alabekee does not own any other blog/website. Also bear in mind that comments on this blog are not posted by Alabekee. Alabekee’s blog readers are totally responsible for the comments they post on

Contact me for Inquiries/Tip-offs – or Call 08060623254/09051251337

Follow me on Twitter-@AlabekeeOla
Instagram - alabekeesblog
Facebook - Alabekee Ola

Thanks so much for being part of Alabekee’s blog!