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Stash House Discovered by Rio Grande Valley Agents in Escobares, Texas

Release Date: 
September 5, 2018

ESCOBARES, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assisted the Escobares Police Department dismantle a stash house operation.

Agents encounter 24 aliens in local stash house.
Agents encounter 24 aliens in local
stash house.

On Monday, Rio Grande City Border Patrol station received a call from the Escobares Police Department for assistance in responding to a suspected stash house. Escobares PD advised they received a call from a concerned citizen regarding several suspicious subjects at a residence in Escobares. At the residence, agents and officers discovered 24 illegal aliens inside.

Border Patrol is processing the subjects 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: 
September 5, 2018