Illegal Immigrant Stash House Busted Up In McAllen

Tuesday, October 9, 2012 - 7:57am

MCALLEN - Even though most federal agencies get the day off on Columbus Day, border patrol agents and undercover McAllen police were working hard to stop human smugglers.

"McAllen Border Patrol Station received a phone call from the McAllen police department that they had two apartments on La Vista Street with several undocumented immigrants," said Asst. Chief Enrique Mendiola, RGV Sector Border Patrol.

Inside were both men and women from various countries. Border patrol was happy to find everyone in good health.

"The 28 people were transported to McAllen station. At this time one of those suspects is being questions as the smuggler or the care taker of this group," said Mendiola.

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