Exotic dancer accused of human smuggling after AZ traffic stop – CBS 5 – KPHO
An exotic dancer from Tucson has been booked into jail on six counts of human smuggling, the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office said.
Maria Bustamante, 33, was carrying $1,000 at the time of her arrest Friday night, PCSO said.
A deputy pulled her over for several traffic violations on Interstate 10 near Milepost 216 and discovered six men inside.
Bustamante identified her passengers as friends, but when questioned, she could not provide the names of any of the people, PCSO said.
The six men were asked where they were headed and one of them said California, sheriff’s investigators said. When asked if they were U.S. citizens all of the men shook their heads and said “no.”