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Smuggling operations continue to be disrupted in the Rio Grande Valley

Release Date: 
April 30, 2018

EDINBURG, Texas – On Saturday, April 28, U.S. Border Patrol agents working in collaboration with Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) and the Hidalgo County Constable’s Office (HCCO) received information on a possible stash house located in Penitas, Texas. A total of 37 illegal aliens were discovered inside the residence.

Border Patrol Agents apprehend aliens in RGV stash houses
Border Patrol Agents apprehend aliens
in Rio Grande Valley stash houses

Earlier today, Border Patrol Agents, Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office, and HCCO efforts disrupted another stash house operation in McAllen, Texas. A total of 70 illegal aliens were apprehended. The case remains under investigation.

The subjects in the stash houses were comprised of men, women, and juveniles.

All subjects were offered medical assistance and will be processed accordingly.

The public is encouraged to take a stand against crime in their communities and to help save lives by reporting suspicious activity at 800-863-9382.

Please visit www.cbp.gov to view additional news releases and other information pertaining to Customs and Border Protection. Follow us on Twitter at @CBPRGV.

Last modified: 
May 1, 2018