MISSION, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Rio Grande Valley Sector, working in collaboration with the Texas Department of Public Safety and the Hidalgo County Constables Office, interrupted a stash house operation in Mission, Texas.

As a result, agents apprehended 28 illegal aliens. The individuals were from Mexico, Ecuador, El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala, Nicaragua, and Belize.

Agents referred the case for prosecution. All subjects will be processed accordingly. 

The Rio Grande Valley Sector currently has multiple campaigns focused on rescues and danger awareness, such as “Operation Big Rig” and “No Se Arriesgue” to combat smuggling and ultimately save lives. Call 911 to report suspicious activity; “They’re humans, not cargo!”   

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