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RGV Border Patrol Agents Arrest 100 Illegal Aliens From Stash Houses Within Six Hours

Release Date: 
January 27, 2021

EDINBURG, Texas – On Tuesday, Rio Grande Valley Sector (RGV) Border Patrol agents apprehended 100 illegal aliens at two alien smuggling stash houses.  

Yesterday, Rio Grande City agents received information of a possible stash house located in Roma, Texas.  As agents and deputies from the Starr County Sheriff’s Office arrived at the residence, they observed suspected illegal aliens absconding from the property.  Agents apprehended a total of 59 individuals at the residence and the surrounding area. One subject who attempted to abscond, sustained an ankle injury after jumping a nearby fence. The subject was transferred and admitted into a local hospital to be treated for his injury. While at the hospital, Border Patrol was advised the subject was COVID-19 positive.

Later that afternoon, Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) called the Weslaco Border Patrol Station and requested assistance for a possible stash house in Donna, Texas.  Agents responded to the location to assist.  HCSO advised the agents that they had received a 911 call from someone inside the residence. Agents assisted the deputies and apprehended a total of 41 subjects illegally present in the United States.  The illegal aliens were citizens of Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Ecuador, and Mexico.    

All subjects are being processed accordingly.

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: 
January 27, 2021