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Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol identifies 18th Street gang member inside stash house

Release Date: 
July 26, 2018

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

Gang member without his shirt on standing in front of US Border Patrol vehicle
Agents encounter gang member in
stash house

Today, Border Patrol agents, working in collaboration with the Hidalgo County Constables Office, Precinct 4, identified a suspected stash house operating out of a residence in Donna, Texas. Inside, agents discovered 10 illegal aliens from the countries of Mexico, El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala.  

One of the ten subjects is a confirmed 18th Street gang member.

All subjects will be processed accordingly. The case is being referred for prosecution.

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 26, 2018