Within hours of each other, Border Patrol and Homeland Security Investigations shut down two stash houses that were harboring 114 illegal immigrants in Laredo, Texas.
The incident occurred during the mid afternoon of January 6, 2021 when agents conducted a search of a residence that resulted in the arrest of 44 illegal immigrants.
Soon afterwards a second residence was harboring other individuals illegally in the United States. Acting on the information, agents apprehended 70 more illegal immigrants at the stash house.
A total of 114 illegal immigrants were taken into custody. None of the individuals were wearing any COVID-19 personal protective equipment when encountered. All of the individuals were medically screened, and taken into custody pending further investigation.
They were determined to be illegally in the United States and from the countries of Mexico, Guatemala, and El Salvador.