51 immigrants found inside Edinburg stash house
Fri, 26 Apr 2013 17:45:21 GMT —
Authorities are investigating a human smuggling ring after finding 51 illegal immigrants inside a stash house in Edinburg.
It all happened at a home at the corner of La Cantera Street and Cross Lane in Edinburg early Friday afternoon.
Both Border Patrol agents and Edinburg police are at the scene.
Investigators reported that they found 51 illegal immigrants from Mexico and Central America inside the home.
Edinburg police received a tip about the stash through a person in custody.
Border Patrol agents went to the home and confirmed it was being used as a stash house for illegal immigrants.
Investigators told Action 4 News that two of the immigrants will be charged on human smuggling charges due to acting as caretakers at the stash houses.
Anyone who suspects homes are being as stash houses are asked to call Border Patrol at (800) 863-9382.