As December came to a close, U.S. Border Patrol Agents announced two raids, one on an apartment on the Texas-Mexico border and another on a truck with a secret hiding place. The action resulted in the arrests of 41 illegal immigrants.
On December 31, the agency announced that an apartment in Palmview, Texas, a small town on the border, was raided and 31 illegal immigrants were found within. All were arrested and slated for deportation.
Border Patrol agents said that those arrested included immigrants from such countries as Mexico, El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala. In addition the agents arrested a woman identified as the owner of the apartment.
The agency also announced that a semi truck with a secret compartment was stopped near Falfurrias, Texas. Inside agents found 10 illegal immigrants packed behind the secret wall.