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Joint Enforcement Efforts Disrupt Stash House Operations

Release Date: 
April 30, 2021
For More Information: 
Greg L. Davis, Big Bend Sector Public Affairs, 202-839-1817, Gregory.L.Davis@cbp.dhs.gov

 

 

Stash house 2MARFA, Texas – Presidio Border Patrol agents and Presidio Homeland Security Investigations disrupted stash house operations in Presidio, Texas.

On Thursday, Presidio agents and Presidio HSI performed a search of a suspected stash house in Presidio, Texas. Upon arrival at the stash house, two individuals were observed running away from the front of the house. Agents were able to apprehend the fleeing individuals and continued to perform a search of the residence. Inside the house agents were able to identify 37 undocumented individuals to include three unaccompanied non-citizen children.

“The cooperation between Big Bend Sector agents and our partners at HSI continue to have a great effect on the criminal element of smuggling organizations,” said Big Bend Sector Chief Patrol Agent Sean McGoffin. “Multiple individuals were rescued from harsh conditions of overcrowding.”

All individuals encountered during the search were transported to the Presidio Border Patrol Station for medical evaluation and further disposition.

Big Bend Sector partners with many local and state law enforcement entities to keep our border communities safe. If you see something suspicious, report it by contacting our 24/7 hotline at

1-866-581-7549. Together, we can continue to uphold national security and combat illicit activity.

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Last modified: 
May 17, 2021