Helicopter searching for immigrants following San Juan raid

Immigrant stash house raid in San Juan

Authorities are searching by land and air for nine people who allegedly fled from an illegal immigrant stash house in San Juan.

It all happened at a home at 503 West Owassa Road around 2 p.m. Tuesday.

San Juan police told Action 4 News that officers had been watching the house for at least two hours before raiding the home.

Authorities found 59 illegal immigrants and one child during a consent search of the home.

Investigators said at least nine people fled the house prompting a search on the ground and by helicopter.

Some of the immigrants inside the home said they had not been fed in more than a week.

Neighbors told Action 4 News that they were surprised that the home was being used as part of a human smuggling operation.