Skip to comments.Border Patrol Says More Human Smuggling Stash Houses in Valley Being Found
Posted on 03/29/2012 4:33:53 PM PDT by moonshinner_09
WESLACO - Border Patrol officials say the Rio Grande Valley is seeing an increase in stash houses used for human smuggling.
After a human smuggling operation was busted in Weslaco this week, the police chief in says that bust is uncommon for his city. Border Patrol assisted taking more than 50 illegals into custody.
Border Patrol spokesperson Rosie Huey says there is no way to find out if this is a bigger problem in some areas compared to others. She says according to Border Patrol's database, it's clear human smugglers are operating all over the Valley.
Huey also says according to BP's stats, there's an increase in stash houses being found around the Valley. Huey believes that's because more busts are taking place.
"RGV sector has seen an increase in stash house due to the collaboration we have with local, state and federal agencies as well as the tips we are receiving from community members," says Huey.
Huey says trying to determine where stash houses will pop up is impossible vecause it's unpredictable. She says those human smugglers will go wherever they think they can get away with it.
The most recent bust was in Weslaco this week. Recently, a stash house with humans inside was busted in Donna. San Juan police say they've had a problem with human smugglers in their city for quite some time.
It's Border Patrol's job to take the illegals into custody. Often these people are found staying in horrible conditions, dozens of them crammed in tiny dirty spaces.
Police are patrolling that home in Weslaco used in the human smuggling operation. About 60 illegal immigrants ran from police when they made the bust Monday at the home on South Missouri Street. Investigators think most of those who ran will likely
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