Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol agents found 52 migrants in stash houses during a seven-hour period last week.
Rio Grande City Border Patrol Station agents working the border near Garciasville, Texas, on April 28 detected migrant tracks indicating a group illegally crossed the border from Mexico, according to information provided by Border Patrol officials. The agents began following the tracks north from the river.
#USBP and the @StarrCountyTX Sheriff’s Office successfully disrupted four human smuggling stash houses, resulting in the arrest of 52 immigrants in 7hrs. With help from our law enforcement we will continue putting pressure on these dangerous smuggling organizations. pic.twitter.com/FPqUKwapOL
— Chief Patrol Agent Brian Hastings (@USBPChiefRGV) April 29, 2021
The agents tracked the group of migrants to a suspected human smuggling stash house. Agents contacted the Starr County Sheriff’s Office for assistance in investigating the possible stash house operation.