200 Illegal Immigrants Apprehended In Laredo-Area Stash Houses

Photo: U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Over the course of two days, Border Patrol agents, along with Laredo Police Department, and other federal law enforcement agents, located five stash houses and apprehended over 200 undocumented individuals throughout Laredo. The individuals were from the countries of Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Ecuador, and Nicaragua.

“Illegal stash houses remain in high use throughout our community, which continues to be highlighted by our City partners. These houses often have no electricity, no running water or any type of air conditioning, and the people being held inside are not free to leave. Summer heat makes these situations extremely dangerous,” said Deputy Chief Patrol Agent Carl E. Landrum.