US Border Patrol Discovers 162 Migrants in Stash Houses

Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol (RGV) agents disrupt multiple stash houses resulting in the arrest of 162 subjects in one day.

Yesterday morning, Brownsville Border Patrol Station agents along with Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) received information regarding a Brownsville residence being used to harbor undocumented migrants. Responding authorities encountered 27 migrants illegally present in the United States at the residence. Men, women, and children were confined to a small room and kept in poor living conditions.

Later in the day, Border Patrol, in coordination with Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office, discovered 21 undocumented migrants being harbored inside a Weslaco, Texas, residence. The residence consisted of citizens from El Salvador, Honduras, Mexico, and Guatemala illegally present in the United States.

In the afternoon, RGV agents alongside the Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office responded to a suspected human smuggling stash house in Edinburg, Texas. A consensual search of the trailer home yielded the discovery of 45 illegally present migrants, including three unaccompanied children.

Additionally, 69 illegally present migrants were discovered in a Garceno, Texas residence.

Border Patrol processed all subjects accordingly.