Hidalgo County Precinct 4 Constable's Office

Four Human Smuggling Stash Houses Busted in Texas near Border

Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol agents joined local and federal law enforcement partners to raid four human smuggling stash houses. Despite the threat of the Coronavirus pandemic, cartel-connected human smugglers continue to put lives at risk by packing migrants into houses and tractor-trailer rigs without masks or other personal protection equipment.

Homeland Security Investigations and U.S. Border Patrol agents disrupt human smuggling efforts in El Paso-Juarez Metropolitan Border Area. (Photos: U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement)

159 Migrants Found in Four South Texas Stash Houses

Border Patrol Agents teamed up with local, state, and other federal law enforcement partners to shut down four human smuggling stash houses in South Texas. The raids over a two-day period resulted in the apprehension of 159 illegal immigrants.

Border Patrol agent in stash house