LAREDO, TEXAS – Acting together on a tip from a concerned citizen, U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Laredo South Station and Webb County Sheriff’s Office (WCSO) deputies closed down a “stash house” in Rio Bravo, Texas, and arrested 39 illegal aliens.
Border Patrol arrests 39 illegal aliens. (Photo: Customs and Border Protection)
During the late morning of Sept. 30, the agents and deputies, acting on information of a possible stash house, apprehended 39 individuals who were determined to be in the United States illegally from the countries of Mexico and Guatemala. Two of the individuals had active arrest warrants for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and were turned over to WCSO for extradition.
None of the individuals were wearing any personal protective equipment (PPE). With a noted increase in COVID-19 infections among detainees, the smuggling and housing of large groups of individuals in stash houses and close quarters without PPE not only endangers the people being smuggled, but the safety of our nation, a CBP spokesman said.
The CBP did not say who owned the stash house, nor how the undocumented individuals discovered or were directed to it.
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