TUCSON, Ariz. – Douglas Border Patrol agents found 10 illegal aliens Wednesday afternoon in a Douglas home without air conditioning, littered with trash, decaying food, and human feces.
After observing several vehicles dropping off people at a local residence throughout the day Tuesday, agents entered the house Wednesday afternoon and discovered 10 Mexican nationals in what agents described as “horrendous living conditions.” The temperature inside the house was 98 degrees.
Nine males and one female, ages 18 to 41, were determined to be illegally present in the U.S. but in good health. The group was subsequently transported to the Douglas Station to be processed for immigration violations.
Smugglers continue to victimize illegal immigrants by exposing them to dangerous situations, including confinement for long periods of time in inhumane conditions.
Meanwhile, Laredo Sector Border Patrol Agents coordinated with the Webb County Sheriff’s Office in an enforcement action which resulted in the arrest of 62 illegal aliens from a stash house in Laredo, Texas. The incident transpired after agents received information that a large number of illegal aliens were being held at a residence waiting to be transported into the interior of the United States. The illegal aliens were determined to be from the countries of Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador. All subjects were processed accordingly.
This enforcement action demonstrates the United States Border Patrol’s commitment to work with the Webb County Sheriff’s Office and other law enforcement partners to disrupt illicit activity, deny criminal organizations the ability to operate, and protect human life,” said Laredo Sector Assistant Chief Patrol Agent Jose Martinez.
To report suspicious activity such as alien and/or drug smuggling, download the “USBP Laredo Sector” App or contact the Laredo Sector Border Patrol toll free 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.
SOURCE – U.S. Customs and Border Protection