35 migrants found in stash house in Central El Paso sent back to Mexico

Border Crime

EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) — On Monday, the U.S. Border Patrol agents working with the El Paso Station Anti-Smuggling Unit discovered 35 migrants in a stash house in Central El Paso.

All 35 individuals found hiding in the residence have been sent back to Mexico.

According to a news release, of the 35 undocumented immigrants, seven were Mexicans, 19 Guatemalan, seven Ecuadorian, one Nicaraguan and one Honduran.

El Paso has seen a significant increase in the number of single adults crossing the border illegally this year. From 2019 to the end of May 2021, there has been a 261 percent increase, meaning more than 86,000 single migrant adults have been encountered, a release said.

“Our El Paso Sector integrated targeting teams focused on disrupting human smuggling continue to hinder the attempts of human smugglers who harbor illegal migrants, sometimes in deplorable, sub-standard living conditions,” El Paso Sector Chief Patrol Agent Gloria I. Chavez said in a release. “We will continue to target Transnational Criminal Organizations in our region that continue to place the safety and well-being of migrants at risk.”

According to the release, prosecution is still pending for one Mexican national who was the caretaker of the home where the migrants were found.

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