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RGV Agents Discover 22 Subjects in Two Human Smuggling Stash Houses

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EDINBURG, Texas– Rio Grande Valley Sector (RGV) Border Patrol agents apprehended 22 subjects in two separate human smuggling stash houses in Edinburg, Texas.  

Yesterday afternoon, RGV Border Patrol agents, with assistance from the Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO), apprehended six subjects in a human smuggling stash house located in north Edinburg, Texas.  Agents identified five of the six subjects to be illegally present in the United States.  The subjects were citizens of Mexico, Guatemala, and El Salvador. All subjects were taken into Border Patrol custody and processed accordingly.

Early this morning, RGV agents, with assistance of deputies from the HCSO encountered a similar situation.  Agents apprehended 16 subjects in a trailer house being utilized as a human smuggling stash house located in north Edinburg, Texas.  Agents identified the subjects from various Central America countries, all determined to being illegally present in the United States.  No caretaker was identified.  All subjects were taken into Border Patrol custody and processed accordingly.

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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