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Joint Efforts Leads Discovery of Drugs

Release Date: 
September 10, 2020

MISSION, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents working with federal and local law enforcement agencies discovered drugs and a weapon in a human smuggling stash house.

Tuesday afternoon, Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol agents working in collaboration with Homeland Security Investigations, Texas Department of Public Safety and the Hidalgo County Constables Office identified a stash house operating in a Mission, Texas, neighborhood. Inside the residence, agents and deputies discovered more than 80 lbs. of marijuana, a small amount of cocaine and a 9mm firearm. Agents arrested two Mexican nationals who were illegally present in the United States.

Border Patrol turned the case over to Homeland Security Investigations.

The public is encouraged to take a stand against crime in their communities and report suspicious activity at 800-863-9382.

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: 
September 10, 2020