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Collaboration with Local Law Enforcement Leads to the Arrest of 83 Migrants

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EDINBURG, Texas – Rio Grande Valley Sector (RGV) Border Patrol agents working in collaboration with state and local authorities disrupted four stash houses, which led to the discovery and arrest of 83 migrants.

Yesterday morning, Rio Grande City Border Patrol (RGC) agents received information regarding a residence in Rio Grande City, Texas, operating as a possible human smuggling stash house.  Agents requested the assistance of the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) troopers with the investigation.  When agents and troopers arrived on scene, they discovered 47 migrants inside the home. Agents determined the subjects were from the countries of Guatemala, El Salvador, Mexico, and Honduras.  No caretaker was identified.

Moments later, RGV agents received information of a residence in Edinburg, Texas, of operating as a human smuggling stash house. Agents requested the assistance of Hidalgo County Constables Office in the investigation. A total of three illegal aliens were removed from the residence without incident.

Yesterday afternoon, Weslaco Border Patrol agents, with assistance from the Alamo Police Department, apprehended six migrants from an apartment complex used to harbor migrants located in Alamo, Texas.  The subjects were citizens of Guatemala and Honduras.

Last night, RGC agents received information of a suspected stash house in Escobares, Texas. Agents again requested the assistance of DPS troopers in the investigation. Authorities arrived at the suspected location and apprehended 27 migrants from Honduras, Mexico, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Dominican Republic.  No caretaker was identified.

All subjects are being processed accordingly. 

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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.

 U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation’s borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.  

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