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02/21/2020 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 02/21/2020 15:22

Collaborative Law Enforcement Effort Results in Rescue

News Release

February 21, 2020

Contact: Laredo Sector

Public Affairs Office

(956) 764-3349

Collaborative Law Enforcement Effort Results in Rescue

LAREDO, Texas - Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents assist the Laredo Police Department with a distress call from a stash house in Laredo.

Laredo Police officers and Border Patrol agents acted on information on Feb. 20, and rescued several individuals found inside a stash house located on Springfield Avenue. The event unfolded after LPD received a call from a woman stating that she was being held against her will alongside a large group people. Police officers arrived at the suspected stash house and conducted a welfare check together with Border Patrol agents. A total of 37 individuals were discovered inside the house. All were found to be illegally present in the United States and from the countries of Mexico and Guatemala.

The individuals were taken into Border Patrol custody to be processed accordingly.

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.