Anonymous calls help in arrests of 90 illegal immigrants
SULLIVAN CITY, TX (NEWS CENTER 23) — Several anonymous calls to the Border Patrol agency helped in detaining up to 90 illegal immigrants in Sullivan City.
In the first call to agents, nearly 30 illegal immigrants were arrested at an abandoned home on Saturday. When agents arrived at the location they noticed the front door wide open and several individuals inside. Upon questioning Border Patrol agents determined the individuals were illegal and they were detained.
In a second call to agents, more than 30 illegal immigrants were arrested at another abandoned home in the same area.
Also, border agents who were patrolling an area near the Rio Grande river followed footprints that led to a house, after getting consent from the homeowner to search the property, agents found 30 illegal immigrants hiding in and a vehicle.
The illegal immigrants arrested will be processed for return to their countries of origin.
The Border Patrol agency encourages citizens to report suspected stash houses or suspicious activity by calling the Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol Sector’s toll-free telephone number at 800-863-9382.