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09/17/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 09/17/2021 12:44

Another Stash House Disrupted in the Rio Grande Valley

EDINBURG, Texas - Rio Grande Valley Sector (RGV) Border Patrol agents make 37 arrests from a migrant stash house and vehicle pursuit.

The afternoon of Sept. 16, RGV agents, with assistance from the Starr County Sheriff's Office, apprehended 33 subjects in a human smuggling stash house located in north Rio Grande City, Texas. Agents identified all subjects to be illegally present in the United States. The subjects were citizens of Mexico, Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala. All subjects were taken into Border Patrol custody and processed accordingly.

This fiscal year, Border Patrol agents have disrupted over 400 migrant stash houses, resulting in over 7,400 migrants encounters throughout the Rio Grande Valley.

That evening, RGV agents working on US Highway 281 near San Manuel, Texas, attempted to initiate a vehicle stop on a maroon Ford truck to perform an immigration inspection on the occupants of the vehicle. The driver failed to yield and led the agents on a vehicle pursuit. The pursuit vehicles disengaged, and agents later located the vehicle abandoned with the doors open. A search of the immediate area resulted in the apprehension of four migrants. No driver was identified.

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