August 21, 2008

Immigrant stash house in San Juan

Federal agents and San Juan police busted a suspected illegal immigrant stash house on Thursday morning.

Authorities said a tip led U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement, Border Patrol and San Juan police to a home on the 300 block of West Sioux Road.

Investigators took 32 people into custody, including a man who might have been in charge of an alleged human trafficking operation operation there.

Neighbors told Action 4 News that they were surprised to see police activity there. They said that the home was once owned by a Christian couple.

Authorities said the Thursday incident is the second bust in two days.

Border Patrol officials told Action 4 News that they arrested two suspected smugglers and 16 illegal immigrants yesterday.

Action 4 News will have more information on our Noon and 5 p.m. newscasts.

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