The driver, Esvil Miguel Soto Perez, 23, of Phoenix, Arizona, presented upon request a Mexican ID Card, but no driver’s license

Florida Highway Patrol Arrest Human Smuggler From Arizona On I-75

A human smuggling suspect was arrested by Florida Highway Patrol, attempting to deliver four illegal immigrants to Tampa.

According to Florida Highway Patrol, on Thursday, at 2:26 PM, members of the FHP Troop C Contraband Interdiction Unit observed a 2007 Nissan Armada traveling southbound on I-75 near the 310 Milepost in Sumter County, Florida. 

Troopers say the vehicle had illegal window tint and was stopped for that reason. 

The driver, Esvil Miguel Soto Perez, 23, of Phoenix, Arizona, presented upon request a Mexican ID Card, but no driver’s license. 

Investigators say that within the vehicle were four other Hispanic passengers. 

The Troopers detained Soto Perez for the driver’s license violation and located a large sum of U.S. currency on him, as well as several receipts indicating large currency transfers to Mexico. 

Soto Perez was later arrested for No Valid Driver’s License and four counts of Smuggling per FSS 787.07.1 and delivered to the Sumter County Jail. 

Source: Florida Highway Patrol

The four passengers, all unknown to one another, had paid for transport to the Tampa area and were transferred to the US Border Patrol who confirmed they had entered the United States illegally. 

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