SANTA ROSA COUNTY, Fla. (WKRG) — Florida Highway Patrol arrested a man for allegedly smuggling three people in the U.S. illegally Thursday afternoon.

Fermin Morataya-Monzon was arrested Thursday, April 21 after deputies conducted a traffic stop at I-10 in Santa Rosa County. 

FHP determined that Monzon was transporting three people “who were in the county illegally,” according to a news release from the Florida Highway Patrol. The group was being taken from Houston, Texas to Key Largo, Fla.

Monzon admitted that he was paid to smuggle the people into the US for work. Monzon was charged with three counts of human smuggling.