2018-10-10 / News

Two more stash houses discovered

EDINBURG, Texas - U.S. Border Patrol agents and local law enforcement agencies identified two active stash houses operating in residential neighborhoods.

On Wednesday, Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol agents received information regarding an illegal alien stash house in McAllen, Texas. Agents and Hidalgo County Sheriffs Office deputies arrived to the residence and proceeded to conduct a welfare check. Inside the home, agents identified 12 illegal aliens from the countries of Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras and Brazil.

Yesterday, Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol agents, along with the Hidalgo County Constable’s Office deputies, identified an active stash house in Edinburg, Texas. Once inside, agents found six illegal aliens from the countries of Guatemala and Honduras.

The Border Patrol is processing all subjects accordingly.

The Rio Grande Valley Sector currently has multiple campaigns focused on rescues and danger awareness, such as “Operation Big Rig” and “No Se Arriesgue” to combat smuggling and ultimately save lives. Call 911 to report suspicious activity; “They’re humans, not cargo!”

Please visit www.cbp.gov to view additional news releases and other information pertaining to Customs and Border Protection. Follow us on Twitter at @CBPRGV.

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