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Texas border patrol agents find 20 migrants in motel room stash house

Authorities found them after responding to “suspicious activity” reports

Stash house in Laredo, TX
Stash house in Laredo, TX | US Border Patrol

January 17, 2022 7:46pm

Updated: January 17, 2022 7:46pm

Over 20 undocumented migrants were found in a Texas motel room used as a “stash house,” reported officials from the U.S. Border Patrol and the Texas Department of Public Safety.

After responding to a report of “suspicious activity,” authorities found the migrants in multiple rooms of a motel in Laredo, Texas, on January 13.

“During the morning of Jan. 13, #TXDPS troopers and US Border Patrol agents responded to a report of suspicious activity at a local motel in central Laredo. Once on scene, agents and troopers encountered over 20 undocumented individuals in multiple rooms of the motel,” posted the US Border Patrol Laredo Sector on Facebook.

The migrants were taken into custody and processed by the US Border Patrol.

Stash houses are places where human smugglers put migrants until they can move them to another location within the country or help them cross a border.

In late December of last year, border patrol agents found over 30 undocumented migrants in several stash houses around El Paso.