YUMA – Last week, while responding to a request for assistance from the Yuma County Sheriff’s Office, Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents discovered a stash house with 18 illegal aliens hiding inside.
According to U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the discovery followed a call of a possible burglary in progress at a residence located in the 4000 block of County 13 ¾ Street.
When agents and deputies arrived at the address, they discovered the group of illegal aliens inside the home. Agents arrested the illegal aliens and transported them to Yuma Station for further processing.
Agents also arrested Rodolfo Rodriguez, a 29-year-old U.S. citizen who was located at the scene. Record checks conducted on Rodriguez revealed an extensive criminal record, including a felony for aggravated harassment.