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Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol discovers eight in a Roma stash house

Release Date: 
July 19, 2018

ROMA, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Rio Grande Valley Sector dismantle a stash house operation resulting in the apprehension of eight illegal aliens.

Agents apprehend eight aliens in a local stash house
Agents apprehend eight aliens in a
local stash house

Yesterday, Border Patrol agents, working in collaboration with the Starr County High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area task force, identified a suspected stash house operating out of a residence in Roma, Texas. Inside, agents found a total of eight illegal aliens from the countries of Mexico and Guatemala.

All subjects will be processed accordingly.

The Rio Grande Valley Sector currently has multiple campaigns focused on rescues and danger awareness, such as “Operation Big Rig” and “No Se Arriesgue” to combat smuggling and ultimately save lives. Call 911 to report suspicious activity; “They’re humans, not cargo!”   

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Last modified: 
July 20, 2018