Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers caught nearly 100 illegal aliens inside two secret homes in Laredo, Texas, over a 24-hour period last week, the agency announced Tuesday.
Authorities caught more than 50 illegal aliens from Guatemala, Mexico, El Salvador and Honduras in a secret house they discovered on Ligarde Street on 23 September. The next evening, CBP officers followed up with a tip about the discovery of another hideout about to be illegally placed on Philadelphia Street. House. Inside, authorities found more than 40 illegal aliens from Honduras, Guatemala and Mexico.
CBP noted that all illegals were given face masks before they were processed.
“The typically substandard conditions encountered when hiding homes can be found to be a breeding ground for diseases or other communicable diseases,” CBP said in a September 28 press release.
Border Patrol agents discovered and destroyed 400 secret homes this fiscal year, resulting in what were suspected to be 7,400 illegal aliens in the Rio Grande Valley. Illegals are from Mexico, Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala. CBP said at the time that a secret house barricaded in August was run by two US citizens with extensive criminal records.
In late May and June, the CBP destroyed six secret homes in less than a week, capturing 173 illegal aliens.
US officials have caught more than 1.2 million illegal border crossers this year, a number overlooked in years. Many more avoid being captured.
Border Patrol agents have arrested 8,691 criminal aliens coming to the southern border in the past 10 months. Among them, aliens have committed 12,685 crimes.
On August 14, border agents in South Texas arrested two MS-13 gang members. One, a convicted killer from El Salvador, was caught after illegally crossing into the United States with a group near Mission, Texas. According to CBP, the 44-year-old man spent three years in prison for a murder in California in the late ’90s and was jailed again in 2005 for “re-entry of a deported alien.”
Many criminal aliens are arrested while trying to escape the Border Patrol, or when they try to mingle in large groups crossing the border. While Border Patrol agents are operating with larger groups, cartels and criminal organizations restrict and smuggle people through nearby uncontrolled areas.
Several Border Patrol agents told The Epoch Times that agents estimate they are catching between 10 percent and 20 percent of all illegal border crossings, although it is impossible to estimate how many people have tried to trace and capture. saved from.
Charlotte Cuthbertson contributed to this report.
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