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Group of 130 Illegal Aliens Arrested in Mission, Texas

Release Date: 
February 25, 2021

EDINBURG, Texas – Rio Grande Valley Sector (RGV) Border Patrol agents respond to two locations and arrest a total of 166 illegal aliens.

Yesterday morning, RGV Sector agents received information of a possible stash house located in Edinburg, Texas.  Border Patrol requested the assistance of the Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office in the investigation.  As authorities arrived at the suspected stash house, they observed several subjects attempting to flee the residence.  Upon entry, they discovered 36 illegal aliens confined to a small area. Further investigation revealed two individuals had flu like symptoms and another person claimed to suffer from epilepsy. All subjects were medically evaluated on scene. The subjects claimed to be from Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador.

Last night, McAllen Border Patrol Station agents working near Mission, Texas, encountered a group of 130 illegal aliens comprised primarily of families and unaccompanied alien children. Agents determined the subjects to be citizens of El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala, and Nicaragua. Large groups of illegal aliens traveling together have become a common occurrence in the RGV.

Border Patrol will process all subjects accordingly.

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: 
February 25, 2021