The Daily Caller reports over 100 illegal immigrants were found at three stash houses and detained near Laredo, Texas.
The illegal immigrants were medically screened at the scene before they were processed as none were wearing personal protective equipment when officials searched the residences, according to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP).
“Migrants continue to show a total disregard for public health during the pandemic,” Acting CBP Commissioner Mark Morgan said Wednesday afternoon.
Laredo Sector USBP agents shut down 3 stash houses in a week:
▪️ 24 individuals: https://t.co/V9tOQnfxx6
▪️ 68 individuals: https://t.co/iAqt1b7Ivf
▪️ 27 individuals: https://t.co/zs8kIMooEm
Migrants continue to show a total disregard for public health during the pandemic. pic.twitter.com/EFHVdrwOCr
— CBP Mark Morgan (@CBPMarkMorgan) November 4, 2020
After receiving a report of suspicious activity, U.S. Border Patrol agents worked with two Webb County Constable Sheriff’s deputies to shut down a stash house in Laredo, Texas found to be hiding 24 illegal immigrants from Mexico, Honduras, and Guatemala, CBP announced on Nov. 3.
In another joint law enforcement operation, the U.S. Border Patrol and the Laredo Police Department (LPD) detained 68 illegal immigrants while searching a residence in Laredo, Texas, CBP announced on Oct. 30.
Agents found the illegal immigrants to be from Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Mexico.
“With a noted increase in COVID-19 infections among detainees, the smuggling and housing of large groups of individuals in stash houses and close quarters without PPE not only endangers the people being smuggled, but the safety of our nation,” CBP announced.