Stash House Busts in Matamoros

Posted: Feb 11, 2018 05:32 PM Updated:

MATAMOROS – Authorities in Matamoros conducted a string of stash house busts made over the weekend.

Six people are detained.

In just two days, 229 people were found among six stash houses waiting to be smuggled across our border. Of the 229, nearly half were kids.

According to the government of Tamaulipas, all but one were Central Americans the other from Mexico.

Some of them said they paid $4,000 before arriving in some of these places.

Many said they got to Matamoros from Central America after traveling in a trailer.

The stash houses were found based on an anonymous tip. The Mexican army made the busts on Friday and Saturday in various neighborhoods throughout the city.

Those who were in Mexico illegally are now in the hands of Mexican immigration authorities for processing.

The government says it's important to get rid of the stash houses because they are a source of income for criminal organizations.

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