Collaborative efforts paying dividends in the Rio Grande Valley
EDINBURG, Texas – On Tuesday, May 1, 2018, U.S. Border Patrol agents, working in collaboration with the Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office and the Hidalgo County Constable's Office, identified a suspected stash house in Edinburg, Texas. A total of 25 illegal aliens were discovered inside.
The subjects were comprised of illegal aliens from Honduras, Guatemala, Mexico, El Salvador and Uruguay.
“These are potentially lifesaving enforcement efforts amongst our local, state and federal partners,” said Chief Patrol Agent Manuel Padilla, Jr. “Smugglers will place them in further danger while attempting to get them past our checkpoints.”
All subjects were offered medical assistance and will be processed accordingly.
The public is encouraged to take a stand against crime in their communities and to help save lives by reporting suspicious activity at 800-863-9382.
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 the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.