Border Patrol agents save illegal aliens being held against their will by smugglers

DCNFNeetu Chandak, DCNF

(Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents and the Laredo Police Department saved three illegal aliens held against their will in a Texas hotel room by smugglers Tuesday.

The illegal aliens, who were believed to be from Mexico, contacted the front desk about their situation, according to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) press release Wednesday.

The smugglers allegedly asked family members of the victims to pay money for their release.

Once police saved the border-crossers, they were accordingly processed. Details about the smugglers’ whereabouts and origins are unclear.

Human smuggling at the southern border is a recurring problem, according to an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) report.

“They have no concern for humanity, none; it’s a money business,” Jack Staton, acting special agent in charge of ICE Homeland Security Investigations in El Paso, Texas, said in the ICE report. “They look at people as merchandise, as a way to make money.”

It is common for smugglers to kidnap, rape and extort family members of illegal aliens. Transporting the illegal aliens safely is also not a high priority for those wanting to commit such crimes.

A Mexican family was allegedly making $150 per person they sheltered in a “human stash home” in Texas, according to KENS 5 on Monday. The illegal immigrants were given food twice a day and could not leave the house.

Follow Neetu on Twitter

For licensing opportunities of our original content, please contact [email protected].


Please help us! If you are fed up with letting radical big tech execs, phony fact-checkers, tyrannical liberals and a lying mainstream media have unprecedented power over your news please consider making a donation to BPR to help us fight them. Now is the time. Truth has never been more critical!

Success! Thank you for donating. Please share BPR content to help combat the lies.


We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, profanity, vulgarity, doxing, or discourteous behavior. If a comment is spam, instead of replying to it please click the ∨ icon below and to the right of that comment. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain fruitful conversation.

PLEASE JOIN OUR NEW COMMENT SYSTEM! We love hearing from our readers and invite you to join us for feedback and great conversation. If you've commented with us before, we'll need you to re-input your email address for this. The public will not see it and we do not share it.

Latest Articles