Laredo Sector Border Patrol and law enforcement partners continue to discover stash houses

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LAREDO, Texas – Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents along with local law enforcement partners continue to discover more stash houses in Laredo, Texas.

 Laredo Sector Intelligence agents with the assistance of Laredo Sector Special Operations Detachment, Webb County Constable Precinct 2, and Webb County Attorney’s Office acted on information received on Dec. 6, regarding a possible stash house near Martin High School.  Law enforcement officers conducted a search of the residence and discovered 11 undocumented individuals from the country of Guatemala, including one unaccompanied child.  All were taken into custody and medically screened before being processed accordingly.

 Stash houses are a threat to national security and a threat to the people in our communities not only due to the criminal activity they are linked to but also because of the lack of sanitary conditions which can foster a breeding ground for illnesses or other communicable diseases. Agents along with law enforcement partners continue to work together to enforce immigration laws while making the communities they live in safer.

 Help us and our law enforcement partners take a stand against these criminal organizations and their dangerous acts by reporting suspicious activity in our neighborhoods to the Laredo Sector Border Patrol toll free at 1-800-343-1994.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the comprehensive management, control, and protection of our nation’s borders, combining customs, immigration, border security, and agricultural protection at and between official ports of entry.