DICKSON, Tenn. (WTVF) — A traffic stop on Interstate 40 in Dickson led to the apprehension of 14 illegal immigrants, two of which are formally deported criminals.
On Friday, December 6, a Tennessee Highway Patrol trooper made the traffic stop of a Toyota Sequoia SUV with a Texas license plate near mile marker 163. Inside, the SUV was 14 people.
The Homeland Security Investigations and Special Agent in Charge Nashville office HSI Special Agents ("SA") from SAC Nashville and Immigration and Customs Enforcement Officers from Nashville, also responded to the scene of the traffic stop.
The agents spoke with each person in the vehicle and determined that all of them were in the United States illegally.
Javier Emilio Caminero-Lugo, a citizen of the Dominican Republic, and Jorge Mario Garcia-Carillo, a citizen of Guatemala have both been removed from the U.S. prior to the stop.
Caminero-Lugo was removed from the U.S. in February after being arrested and charged with possession of a Class A narcotic with intent to distribute. Garcia-Carillo was arrested in Virginia for malicious wounding.
Both men had warrants issued for their arrest on the date of the stop and were listed as being in custody for re-entry into the U.S. following a conviction.