BP: Undocumented migrants break into Texas home, steal guns, ammo and food
SIERRA BLANCA, Texas (KWTX) - U.S. Border Patrol agents encountered and detained three undocumented migrants armed with firearms they allegedly stole after burglarizing a ranch house in Hudspeth County.
The burglary happened Wednesday near Sierra Blanca, a town about 88 miles southeast of El Paso.
Border Patrol agents in Sierra Blanca responded to a ranch house that had been burglarized after the owner reported weapons were stolen.
Once the undocumented migrants were arrested, agents discovered the migrants were in possession of two loaded handguns, ammunition, food, and clothing stolen from the ranch house.
“Without hesitation, these agents responded to the ranch house and safely secured the location, the stolen weapons and the undocumented non-citizens,” said Big Bend Sector Chief Patrol Agent Sean L. McGoffin.
“With the presence of weapons in the wrong hands, this situation could have turned violent. Fortunately, our agents were able to control the encounter and bring it to a peaceful resolution.”
Deputies with the Hudspeth County Sheriff’s Office also responded to the scene and took custody of the suspects for further investigation and potential state charges for Trespassing and Theft of Property.
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