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Border Patrol agents discovered a immigration smuggling stash house and apprehended nearly 30 undocumented immigrants on November 2, 2021 in Laredo, Texas.

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The incident occurred during the afternoon when law enforcement officers discovered a stash house. Inside the residence were almost 30 undocumented immigrants from the countries of Guatemala and Mexico.

The apprehended individuals were not wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) when found. The individuals were provided PPE and were medically screened before being processed accordingly.

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Although the amount of people arrested in the stash house was high, stash house apprehensions remain only a fraction of the total apprehensions made in Laredo. The overwhelming majority of apprehensions made by Laredo Sector agents are while performing line watch operations near the border.

Stash houses are a threat to national security and a threat to the people in communities. Immigration stash houses lack sanitary conditions, and that can foster a breeding ground for illnesses or other communicable diseases.