BP Agents Discover Stash House, 16 Illegal Aliens

Release Date: December 16, 2020

TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Border Patrol agents collaborated with the Douglas Police Department, an Operation Stonegarden partner, in the investigation of a Douglas, Arizona, stash house Tuesday.

Agents and members of the Douglas Police Department discovered 16 illegal aliens inside of a stash house on Tuesday

Tucson Sector agents and Douglas Police Department officers encountered the stash house Tuesday afternoon, discovering 16 people confined in close quarters inside.

All but one individual from Peru and another from Guatemala were Mexican citizens. All 16 were found to be illegally present in the United States.

Agents immediately provided a mask to each individual. During subsequent processing, everyone was screened for COVID-19.

The 16 illegal aliens were ultimately expelled from the country via Title 42 authority.

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