A Peruvian national, who police say was involved in the deaths of two illegal immigrants, was arrested Wednesday in Miami, authorities said. Several other illegal aliens were also arrested across the country this week.
Eduard Cornejo-Saavedra, 43, was arrested at Miami International Airport and charged with the deaths of Mexican citizens Tarcisio Casas-Blanco and Jose Aurelio Quiroz-Casas in August of 2014.
Casas-Blanco and Quiroz-Casas both died in the trunk of a Dodge Challenger at the San Diego-Tijuana border while being smuggled across into the U.S., driven there by one Nicholas George Zakov.
Zakov previously pleaded guilty to the smuggling charges and was sentenced to seven years in federal prison last month.