U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested 18 illegal aliens Wednesday afternoon.
The 18 where in a stash house in Imperial. A concerned citizen notified authorities that a white truck with logos on the side had dropped off 10 people at the house. Border Patrol agents recognized the address as a known stash house that was already under investigation. The white was also recognized as a cloned Imperial Irrigation District vehicle involved in a prior smuggling incident.
Agents went to the house and encountered the 18 individuals , all adult men from Mexico. During interviews , some of the individuals told agents that food was kept locked in a separate room and that their cellphones had been taken away from them. The person in charge of the house was described as an older man. He was not at the house at the time of the raid.