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Joint Enforcement Action Shuts Down a Stash House

Release Date: 
June 25, 2020

LAREDO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol and the Zapata County Sheriff’s Office (ZCSO) shut down an active stash house in Zapata, Texas.

The incident began during the early morning of June 25, when agents assigned to the Zapata Station received a report of a possible stash house on Elm Street in Zapata.  Agents and ZCSO arrived at the residence and discovered six individuals inside. 

All of the individuals were from Mexico and in the country illegally.  All were taken into custody pending investigation.

Despite the ongoing international pandemic, U.S. Border Patrol agents of the Laredo Sector continue to stand at the ready to secure the nation’s borders and prevent the flow of illegal immigration, the exploitation by human smugglers, and the spread of COVID-19. 

To report suspicious activity such as alien and/or drug smuggling, download the “USBP Laredo Sector” App or contact the Laredo Sector Border Patrol toll-free at 1-800-343-1994. 

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Last modified: 
February 3, 2021