Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol agents disrupts stash house operation
SAN JUAN, Texas – Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol agents arrested 25 illegal immigrants after a traffic stop that led to a stash house.
On Monday, agents conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle suspected of smuggling. Once making contact with the driver, agents determined that all three occupants in the vehicle were illegally present in the United States. As agents placed the trio under arrest, the driver admitted to harboring additional migrants at a nearby residence. After obtaining consent, agents and Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Deputies entered the residence and made the large apprehension.
The illegal aliens were from Mexico, El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras. All subjects will be processed accordingly.
“We continue to see ruthless smugglers cramming immigrants into deplorable stash houses. Our agents work vigilantly to collect viable information to combat these merciless alien smuggling organizations,” said Acting Chief Patrol Agent Raul Ortiz.
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.