MISSION, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol Agents assigned to the Rio Grande Valley Sector dismantle a stash house operation resulting in the apprehension of 18 illegal aliens.
On Tuesday, Border Patrol agents, working in collaboration with the Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office, identified a suspected stash house operating out of a residence in Mission, Texas. A total of 18 illegal aliens were located inside.
The illegal aliens were from Guatemala, Mexico, Honduras, Nicaragua, Ecuador and El Salvador.
All subjects were offered medical attention and will be processed accordingly.
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