Smuggling operations continue to be disrupted in the Rio Grande Valley
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.
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.
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.