One bust leads to another in the Rio Grande Valley
EDINBURG, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol Agents and the Starr County High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Task Force (HIDTA) seized over 300 pounds of marijuana at a residence and apprehended 70 illegal aliens at a separate location.
Yesterday, collaborative efforts led to the seizure of 34 bundles of marijuana, weighing 320 pounds, and the arrest of an illegal alien at a residence near Roma, Texas. Additional information received resulted in the discovery of another suspected stash house. Border Patrol Agents, HIDTA Officers, Texas Department of Public Safety Troopers, Roma Police Officers, and Rio Grande City Police Officers disrupted the smuggling operation and apprehended 70 illegal aliens.
The Starr County HIDTA Task Force took custody of the subject arrested at the marijuana stash house.
The illegal aliens were from Guatemala, Mexico, Nicaragua, El Salvador, and Honduras.
All subjects were offered medical attention and will be processed accordingly.
The public is encouraged to take a stand against crime in their communities and to help save lives by reporting suspicious activity at 800-863-9382.
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 the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.