MCALLEN, Texas — Federal agents arrested three illegal aliens from China who were among 11 aliens being held at a stash house on the Texas border; the human smuggler had her young child in the vehicle when she tried moving the immigrants.
The arrest came after an operation by a task force called FIST which includes federal and local law enforcement and is aimed at targeting human stash houses. During one of their operations, the agents followed Berta Cristina Gonzalez, who drove to a McAllen Burger King with her young child in a red Ford Mustang, according to court records obtained by Breitbart Texas.
The agents saw another vehicle pull up and two men in dirty clothing get out and climb into the Mustang before Gonzalez drove away; the agents followed her to a home in Weslaco where everyone including the young infant went inside.
A few days later, agents continued their surveillance operation and were able to see the movement of aliens by smugglers that would drive up load them up and leave, court records show.
Hidalgo County Constables assisting the agents pulled over a Jeep Cherokee that was leaving the home and ended up detaining three Chinese men who were in the country illegally. The agents raided the home and ended up arresting several men from Mexico and Central America who had swam across the river.
Federal agents arrested Gonzalez and her boyfriend, Gustavo Rosales, who were later charged in federal court with one count of human smuggling and remains behind bars without bond. The illegal aliens are facing deportation proceedings, however three of the aliens (not the Chinese men) remain in custody as material witnesses in the case.
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