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More Human Stash Houses Located in the Rio Grande Valley

Release Date: 
March 31, 2022

EDINBURG, Texas– Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol (RGV) agents and local law enforcement partners work together to disrupt three human smuggling stash houses.

On March 30, at approximately 10:00 a.m., RGV agents with assistance from Cameron County Constables Precinct 2, apprehended eight subjects in a human smuggling stash house located in Brownsville. Agents identified all subjects to be illegally present in the United States. The subjects were citizens of Mexico, Guatemala, and El Salvador. All subjects were taken into Border Patrol custody and processed accordingly. No caretaker was identified.

Moments later, RGV agents received information of a residence in Mercedes possibly being used to harbor migrants. A black Equinox was observed departing the location and RGV agents conducted a vehicle stop.  The driver and two passengers were illegally present in the United States. Agents, with assistance from Texas Department of Public Safety troopers, responded to the residence and apprehended 18 more migrants illegally present in the United States and seized several packages of marijuana. All subjects were taken into Border Patrol custody.

At approximately 11:30 a.m., RGV agents received information regarding a mobile home being used as a human stash house in Alamo. RGV agents with the assistance from Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office Precinct 4 responded to the location and apprehended six migrants. The migrants are citizens of Mexico, Honduras, and El Salvador and all illegally present in the U.S. No caretaker was identified.

Rio Grande City Border Patrol Station agents encountered a large group of 106 noncitizens in Roma on March 31. The group consisted of 24 family members, nine unaccompanied children, and 73 migrant adults. They are nationals from the countries of Cuba, Mexico, Honduras, Guatemala, and Nicaragua. The migrants were transported to a Border Patrol station. 

Border Patrol processed all subjects accordingly.

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Last modified: 
March 31, 2022