Matthew Hudak

100 Migrants Found in Stash House near Border in Texas

Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents apprehended more than 100 migrants locked in a human smuggling stash house near the Texas border with Mexico. The arrests occurred on the same day Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced plans to secure the state’s border and arrest migrants violating state laws.

Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents find more than 100 migrants in a human smuggling stash house. (Photo: U.S. Border Patrol/Laredo Sector)

Border Patrol Drones Spot Migrants Crossing Border into Texas

Border Patrol agents in South Texas increasingly utilize small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) to detect migrants crossing the border in remote areas. The sUAS pilots direct ground-based agents to the scene of the illegal border crossing and allow agents to be more efficient in covering these areas that are not secured by physical barriers.

Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents utilize sUAS pilots flying small drones to locate migrants illegally crossing the border in unsecured areas. (Photo: U.S. Border Patrol/Laredo Sector)

42 Migrants Found in Three Crowded Texas Stash Houses near Border

Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents teamed up with local law enforcement and other federal agents to disrupt three human smuggling stash houses near the Texas border with Mexico. Agents apprehended 42 migrants over two days in three stash houses — none were wearing masks or other protective gear to prevent the spread of  COVID-19.

Border Patrol agents find 42 migrants in three stash houses near the Texas border with Mexico. (Photo: U.S. Border Patrol/Laredo Sector)