A Los Angeles police officer was arrested after Border Patrol agents at the U.S.-Mexico border allegedly found someone hiding in the officer’s car when they stopped him for questioning Saturday night, law enforcement sources confirmed to the NBC News Investigative Unit.
The officer was taken into custody by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers in California. His name was not released, but officials confirmed he was assigned to the LAPD’s Hollywood Division.
The officer faces possible human smuggling charges.
No further information on the incident was released.