Laredo Sector Border Patrol Agents Assist in the Arrest of 70 Illegal Aliens in a Stash House
LAREDO, Texas – On April 6, 2018, Border Patrol Agents responded to a request for assistance from the Laredo Police Department regarding multiple subjects in a stash house located at 4504 Corrada Avenue in south Laredo, Texas.
A total of 70 illegal aliens which included men, women and children were found inside the residence. The subjects were determined to be from the countries of Guatemala, Mexico, El Salvador, Brazil, Romania and Honduras.
Record checks will be done on all subjects and will be processed accordingly. Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) has the lead in the investigation.
“The deplorable conditions in which these individuals were found demonstrates how ruthless these smuggling organizations are and how they view these people as mere commodities,” said Assistant Chief Patrol Agent Gabriel Acosta.
All people apprehended by the Border Patrol undergo criminal history checks using biometrics to ensure their criminal histories are positively identified.
Laredo Sector Border Patrol Agents Seize Over $3.1 Million Dollars of Narcotics
Later that afternoon, Border Patrol Agents from the Hebbronville Station seized 492.6 pounds of marijuana and 66 pounds of cocaine after responding to suspicious activity in Hebbronville, Texas. Agents conducted a vehicle stop on a white Ford truck and discovered 21 bundles of marijuana and 27 bundles of cocaine inside the vehicle and tool boxes. The driver, a United States Citizen, attempted to abscond and was immediately arrested. The marijuana had an estimated value of $394,080.00 and the cocaine had an estimated value of $2,140,800.00. The driver, narcotics and a weapon were turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration. The vehicle was seized by Border Patrol.
To report suspicious activity such as alien and/or drug smuggling, contact the Laredo Sector Border Patrol toll free telephone number at 1-800-343-1994.
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.