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Yuma Border Patrol agents involved in discovery of stash house

Release Date: 
March 4, 2021

YUMA, Ariz. – Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents responding to a request for assistance from the Yuma County Sheriff’s Office that discovered a stash house with 18 illegal aliens hiding inside early Tuesday morning.

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Border Patrol discovered 18 people illegally
present in the U.S. in a stash house Tuesday.

At approximately 2:30 a.m., agents assigned to the Yuma Station responded to a request for assistance from YCSO deputies following a call of a possible burglary in progress at a residence located in the 4000 block of County 13 ¾ Street.  

When agents and deputies arrived at the address, they discovered the group of illegal aliens inside the home. Agents arrested the illegal aliens and transported them to Yuma Station for further processing.  Agents also arrested Rodolfo Rodriguez, a 29-year-old U.S. citizen who was located at the scene. Record checks conducted on Rodriguez revealed an extensive criminal record, including a felony for aggravated harassment.

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Last modified: 
March 4, 2021