Weslaco, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Rio Grande Valley Sector dismantled a stash house operation resulting in the apprehension of 13 illegal aliens and one United States citizen.

Yesterday, agents working in collaboration with the Hidalgo County Constable Office Precinct 4 identified a suspected stash house operating out of a residence in Weslaco, Texas. Inside, agents discovered 13 illegal aliens and one United States citizen. The illegal aliens are from the countries of Mexico, Nicaragua, Honduras, and El Salvador.

Agents referred the case for prosecution. 

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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