LAREDO, Texas – Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents alongside Jim Hogg County Sheriff’s deputies rescued several subjects from an apparent stash house Monday afternoon.
The event happened around 2:30 p.m. on October 1, when Border Patrol agents assisted sheriff’s deputies following a traffic stop on State Highway 16. Agents performed immigration inspections on the vehicle’s occupants, and determined the driver was a U.S. citizen, while the passenger was in the country illegally.
Based on information obtained during the traffic stop, agents and sheriff’s deputies conducted a welfare check at a local mobile home. Seven additional illegal aliens were discovered at the residence.
All subjects were taken into custody to be processed accordingly.
To report suspicious activity such as alien and/or drug smuggling, download the “USBP Laredo Sector” App or contact the Laredo Sector Border Patrol toll-free at 1-800-343-1994.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between official ports of entry. CBP is charged with securing the borders of the United States while enforcing hundreds of laws and facilitating lawful trade and travel.