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Apartment Complex in Mission, Texas, Used for Human Smuggling

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EDINBURG, Texas– Rio Grande Valley Sector (RGV) Border Patrol agents apprehended 27 migrants at two locations being used for human smuggling.

Yesterday morning, RGV agents received information regarding an apartment complex in Mission, Texas, being used for human smuggling.  Agents requested the assistance of the Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office with the investigation.  A thorough search of the property led to the apprehension of 22 migrants, to include three unaccompanied children, being harbored in various apartment units within the complex.  The migrants were determined to be Mexican nationals illegally present in the United States.

Later, RGV agents along with troopers from the Texas Department of Public Safety received information of a possible human smuggling stash house operating in Roma, Texas. When agents and troopers arrived on scene, they discovered five migrants inside the home. Agents determined the subjects were from the countries of Guatemala and Honduras. 

Even with the spread of the COVID-19 virus, human smugglers continue to try these brazen attempts with zero regard for the lives they endanger nor to the health of the citizens of our great nation.  The U.S. Border Patrol agents of the Rio Grande Valley Sector will continue to safeguard the nation and community against these criminal elements.

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Last Modified: May 27, 2021