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Three Adult Mexican Immigrants Found Hidden In Box Under RV

This Wednesday, March 19, 2014 image provided by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security shows three adult Mexican immigrants crouched in a box after being discovered in a storage compartment under the bed of a recreational vehicle near San Diego. The vehicle's 23-year-old male driver and an 18-year-old female passenger, both U.S. citizens, were arrested on suspicion of migrant smuggling. (AP Photo/U.S. Department of Homeland Security)

This Wednesday, March 19, 2014 image provided by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security shows three adult Mexican immigrants crouched in a box after being discovered in a storage compartment under the bed of a recreational vehicle near San Diego. The vehicle's 23-year-old male driver and an 18-year-old female passenger, both U.S. citizens, were arrested on suspicion of migrant smuggling. (AP Photo/U.S. Department of Homeland Security)

Border Patrol officials say three adult Mexican immigrants were found inside a wooden box carried under a recreational vehicle stopped at a checkpoint near the California-Mexico border.

Officials said Thursday that agents near Indio apprehended the three Mexican men who were in the country illegally after a Border Patrol dog alerted authorities that something was suspicious about the recreational vehicle Wednesday afternoon.

Authorities found a storage compartment under the bed of the vehicle that had a wooden box with a lid screwed on tight. When agents unscrewed the lid they found three adult males folded over inside the box. The men are ages 17, 19 and 21.

The vehicle's 23-year-old male driver and an 18-year-old female passenger, both U.S. citizens, were arrested on suspicion of migrant smuggling.

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