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166 illegal aliens arrested on Wednesday by Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol agents

Group of 130 illegal aliens arrested near Mission, Texas
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Posted at 9:47 AM, Feb 26, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-26 11:00:26-05

HIDALGO COUNTY, Texas — Wednesday morning, Rio Grande Valley Sector border agents received information dealing with a possible stash house in Edinburg, Texas.

Border Patrol asked for the assistance of the Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office to help with the investigation.

When law enforcement arrived at the suspected stash house, they observed several people attempting to flee the residence.

Upon entry, they discovered 36 illegal aliens confined to a small space.

Further investigation revealed two individuals had flu like symptoms and another person claimed to suffer from epilepsy.

These people were medically evaluated on scene. They all claimed to be from Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador.

Wednesday night, McAllen Border Patrol Station agents working near Mission, Texas, came upon a group of 130 illegal aliens made up of families and unaccompanied alien children.

Agents determined the group to be citizens of El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala, and Nicaragua.

Large groups of illegal aliens traveling together have become a common occurrence in the Rio Grande Valley.

Border Patrol will process all those involved accordingly.

Even with the spread of the COVID-19 virus, human smugglers continue to try these attempts with zero regard for the lives they endanger or to the health of the American citizens.