EDINBURG, Texas – On Tuesday, U.S. Border Patrol agents working in collaboration with local and federal agencies disrupted two stash houses, which led to the discovery and arrest of more than 40 illegal aliens.
Yesterday, Rio Grande Valley Sector agents working along with Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and Starr County authorities received information of a home in La Grulla, Texas, operating as a human smuggling stash house. Upon arrival and entry, agents encountered 16 people, all illegally present in the United States. Agents identified them to be from the countries of Guatemala, Mexico, and El Salvador.
Additionally, agents working with HSI and the Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office shut down a second stash house operation in Donna, Texas. After entering the residence, agents discovered 26 illegal aliens from the countries of El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Mexico.
Border Patrol processed the subjects and cases accordingly.
Even with the spread of the COVID-19 virus, human smugglers continue to try these brazen attempts with zero regard for the lives they endanger nor to the health of the citizens of our great nation. The U.S. Border Patrol agents of the Rio Grande Valley Sector will continue to safeguard the nation and community against these criminal elements.