Joint Enforcement Action Closes Multiple Stash Houses
LAREDO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol and the Webb County Constables Office (WCCO) closed down multiple stash houses in south Laredo.
The incident began during the early morning of July 23, when agents assigned to the Laredo South Station were conducting surveillance of two possible stash houses on the 3100 block of San Luis Street. Agents encountered an individual at one of the residences who was determined to be illegally in the United States from the country of Mexico. A subsequent search of the second residence, led to the discovery of a U.S. citizen and an El Salvadoran national who was also in the country illegally. All three individuals were arrested pending further investigation.
Later that same morning, Border Patrol agents and WCCO performed a welfare check at a residence on the 200 block of North Arkansas Avenue. When the knock on the door was answered, numerous individuals were observed sitting on the floor. Investigation revealed that the individuals, 26 in all, were in the United States illegally from the countries of Mexico and Honduras. They were taken into custody by U.S. Border Patrol.
Special Agents from Homeland Security Investigations were contacted for further investigation into the three stash houses.
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.