Crime Stoppers of South Texas teamed up with Texas Crime Stoppers to reward a Jim Wells County tipster $1,500.

The anonymous tipster was rewarded the money for assisting in the closure of a stash house in North Texas. Stash houses usually hold immigrants who are in the US illegally and many are held hostage and used as drug runners or used as prostitutes.

"Crime Stoppers of South Texas was honored to partner with the Governor's office under the Criminal Justice Division," said Crime Stoppers President Ofelia Hunter. "Our board agreed to help out and we hope to be of assistance in the near future to curb crime and work hand-in-hand with our law enforcement." 

Texas Crime Stoppers organizations are community-based partnerships formed by dedicated citizens, law enforcement, and the media. They work together toward a common goal: the reduction of crime and the arrest and conviction of criminals and fugitives statewide. Local Crime Stoppers organizations are designed to serve as a vehicle for citizens to relay criminal information to law enforcement agencies while remaining anonymous.

 Crime Stoppers of South Texas serves Jim Wells and Brooks counties.