POSTED: Tuesday, October 23, 2012 - 9:14am
UPDATED: Tuesday, October 23, 2012 - 10:14am
Police were busy detaining 31 illegal immigrants at the Rex Motel located on South Closner and just two blocks from the city's police station. The group of immigrants are reportedly from Mexico and Honduras and police state this is not the only time they have detained illegal immigrants at the motel as Lt. Trevino stated, "Well it just shows how brazen these criminals are, this is becoming a trend, these people are being treated as a commodity. A lot of money is involved in this and they will take whatever risk they have too and we are starting to see a lot more of it within our city." Police were tipped off about the group by an anonymous source and all the immigrants were turned over to Border Patrol officials and no suspects have been identified.