Edingurg – U.S. Border Patrol agents assist local law enforcement agencies dismantle two separate stash house operations.

On Tuesday, McAllen Border Patrol Agents and Deputies with the Hidalgo County Constables Office (HCCO) identified a stash house operating in a Mission, Texas, neighborhood. Agents conducting surveillance on the residence, observed a Ford Explorer leave the property. Agents requested assistance from a HCCO Deputy. When the deputy attempted to stop the Explorer, the driver lost control and rolled over. The driver exited the vehicle and attempted to flee on foot. Deputies engaged in a foot pursuit and arrested the man. Inside the Explorer, agents identified a Mexican juvenile and a Honduran woman who were illegally present in the United States.

At the residence, agents and HCCO deputies discovered 19 illegal aliens from the countries of Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala.

On Wednesday, agents assigned to the Rio Grande Valley Special Operations Detachment assisted the Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office with a welfare check at a residence in Donna, Texas.  At the residence, agents and deputies discovered 21 illegal aliens comprised of men, woman and children from the countries of Mexico, El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala and Nicaragua.

Border Patrol is processing the subjects 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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