September 24, 2023
David Cumplido Jimenez

A human smuggling suspect from Mexico was arrested on Interstate 75 in Sumter County.

David Cumplido Jimenez, 23, of Albuquerque, N.M. was driving a black 2012 Nissan Xterra SUV with an expired Texas license plates was he was pulled over at about 8:45 a.m. Monday close to Mile Marker 309 for an illegally tinted window, based on an arrest report from the Florida Freeway Patrol.

He had two passengers within the car with him, and one among them was utilizing a neck pillow, indicating “that they had been on the highway for an prolonged time period,” the report mentioned. The car “had a lived-in look.”

Jimenez claimed he’d misplaced his passport. He had no report of a driver’s license and neither did the opposite two males within the car. The trooper discovered that the Nissan Xterra’s license plate was assigned to a 2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 pickup.

Jimenez admitted he had illegally entered the USA a yr in the past and his passengers had been within the nation illegally, too. He additionally claimed that they had been working in roofing and development and had been sleeping within the SUV.

Jimenez was arrested on two felony counts of human smuggling in addition to misdemeanor prices of driving and not using a license and attaching a plate not assigned to a car. He was booked on the Sumter County Detention Middle the place a maintain was placed on his custody by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Details about the 2 passengers was relayed to the U.S. Border Patrol.