Hebbronville, Texas - Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents alongside Jim Hogg County Sheriff’s deputies rescued several subjects from an apparent stash house Monday afternoon.

The event happened around 2:30 p.m. on October 1, when Border Patrol agents assisted sheriff’s deputies following a traffic stop on State Highway 16.  Agents performed immigration inspections on the vehicle’s occupants, and determined the driver was a U.S. citizen, while the passenger was in the country illegally.

Based on information obtained during the traffic stop, agents and sheriff’s deputies conducted a welfare check at a local mobile home.  Seven additional illegal aliens were discovered at the residence.

All subjects were taken into custody to be processed accordingly.

To report suspicious activity such as alien and/or drug smuggling, download the “USBP Laredo Sector” App or contact the Laredo Sector Border Patrol toll-free at 1-800-343-1994.