16-year-old immigrant smuggler

San Diego Union-Tribune:

SAN YSIDRO – A 16-year-old girl posing as a construction worker was arrested Thursday morning after Border Patrol agents discovered 13 illegal immigrants crammed into the pickup she was driving, authorities said.

The truck was disguised as a vehicle from Kiewit Corp., a large construction and mining company based in Omaha, Neb., that is building a secondary border fence west of the San Ysidro Port of Entry, the Border Patrol said.

Agents spotted the pickup about 6 a.m. near Smuggler’s Gulch as they saw four people running toward Mexico. The driver sped away as officers approached, but later stopped near Monument Road and Hollister Street.

The girl, a U.S. citizen, and a male passenger were both wearing yellow hard hats and reflective safety vests, officials said.

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