Edinburg stash house filled with more than 100 illegal immigrants
Wed, 02 May 2012 16:44:39 GMT —
Authorities are still counting but believe there may have been more than 100 illegal immigrants crammed into a stash house in Edinburg.
It all happened at a home off a dirt road near Raul Longoria and East University Drive around 11 a.m. Wednesday.
Edinburg police told Action 4 News that they received a 911 call from someone inside the stash house.
The person inside the stash house told police that they were being held against their will.
Police officers and Border Patrol agents arrived at the scene where they found about 100 illegal immigrants.
Investgiators said many of the immigrants fled from the home when authorities arrived but law enforcement officials are searching the area for them.
Officials numbers were not immediately available but authorities believe most of the immigrants are from South America.
Investigators said the immigrants had been there from times ranging for a few hours to a few days.
The home had burglar bars and padlocks on the doors but the immigrants could be seen from the windows.
Authorities had to break down the door to rescue the immigrants.
Many of the immigrants appeared to be suffering from dehydration. Authorities gave them food and water.
Action 4 News will provide more information as it becomes available.