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60 illegal aliens apprehended in stash houses in Rio Grande Valley

Release Date: 
February 13, 2018

RIO GRANDE CITY, Texas – In separate incidents, Border Patrol agents disrupt two stash houses resulting in the apprehension of 60 illegal aliens.

On Saturday, February 10, Rio Grande City Border Patrol agents responded to a residence to assist local law enforcement. A welfare check at the residence yielded 35 illegal aliens from Mexico and Guatemala.

On Sunday, February 11, the Rio Grande City Station received a call from a concerned citizen regarding suspicious activity at a residence. Agents and local law enforcement responded and discovered 25 illegal aliens from Mexico, Guatemala, and Brazil. Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) McAllen Office arrested one individual in connection to Sunday’s enforcement action. No further details can be released at this time due to the ongoing investigation.

The public is encouraged to get involved and help save lives by calling 911 if they see or are aware of these dangerous smuggling tactics, “They’re humans, not cargo!”

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Last modified: 
February 20, 2018