Special agents with the Texas Department of Public Safety have located two “stash houses” which currently have within them 31 immigrants in Webb County.
In Laredo after 6 p.m., the DPS special agents along with the United States Border Patrol noticed that there was suspicious activity in the area. In East Laredo, they located one home that housed 15 illegal immigrants. In South Laredo, a second home was found that housed 16 illegal immigrants.
The 31 illegal immigrants found had come to the US from either Mexico or Guatemala. The United States Border Patrol has now been tasked with reviewing them.
The discovery is part of Operation Lone Star which was created by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott to bring the borders under secure control.
Abbott’s office released a statement in September where they noted that Operation Lone Star was key as the Biden administration was not handling the border crisis with the appropriate attention and was refusing to secure the US border. They also added that all those individuals who have been arrested or apprehended, as well as all of the drugs that have been seized, would have ended up across Texas and infiltrated many communities if it weren’t for Operation Lone Star, especially as President Biden continues to have open border policies.