Agents bust 5 stash houses, detain 230 illegal immigrants

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POSTED: Tuesday, April 30, 2013 - 10:34am

UPDATED: Wednesday, May 1, 2013 - 7:26am

Border Patrol agents and local law enforcement agencies busted five stash houses in 12 hours on Monday.

Acting on a tip form the Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office, Border Patrol agents raided a home, in Mission, on suspension of a human smuggling operation. Agents arrested two suspected human smugglers and detained 78 illegal immigrants in the home.

The San Juan Police Department arrested three human smugglers and detained 49 aliens, on the 1200 block of Sioux Road, when they responded to a report of suspicious activity.

Border Patrol agents, with cooperation from Homeland Security Investigators, arrested two human smugglers and detained 50 illegal immigrants at a Donna home.

In Brownsville, one suspected smuggler and 32 illegal immigrants were arrested and the McAllen Police Department discovered 21 illegal immigrants being stashed at a La Quinta Inn on 10th Street.

All the illegal immigrants were processed for return to their countries of origin.

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