A human stash house containing 147 suspected illegal immigrants was busted in Alton, Texas, near the U.S./Mexico border.
Daniel Tirado, a spokesman for the Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol Sector, told The McAllen Monitor that the immigrants were residents of various South American countries. They were apprehended and are currently being “processed for removal.”
The bust occurred shortly after over 80 illegal immigrants were reportedly discovered in the woods of McAllen, Texas. As Breitbart Texas reported recently, the group was staying in a “makeshift encampment” near a closed-down tennis club.
Many of the illegals were sleeping on cardboard in tents hidden by branches. It is still unclear how long the individuals were on the location, but some allegedly told authorities they had been there for over one week with almost no food, according to KXAN-TV.
During an interview with Breitbart Texas, Tirado said that Border Patrol often saves the lives of illegal immigrants apprehended in stash house situations.
Source: Breitbart Texas