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ICE discovers 67 illegal immigrants living together in a tiny ‘shed’ in New Mexico

ICE discovers 67 illegal immigrants living together in a filthy, tiny ‘shed’ in New Mexico

  • Deportation officers and special agents from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement discovered 67 illegal aliens from Guatemala and Ecuador 
  • The shed-like ‘house’ was used by a criminal organization to house illegal aliens who had been smuggled into the United States
  • Tomas Miguel Mateo, 38, of Guatemala, is charged in a federal criminal complaint with harboring the illegal aliens and unlawfully re-entering the U.S.

Authorities say dozens of immigrants, including several teenagers, have been found at a stash house in southeastern New Mexico.

Authorities said Thursday that 67 Guatemalan and Ecuadorian immigrants were discovered earlier this week in Dexter by deportation officers and special agents from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

The illegal aliens were cramped into an unfurnished and filthy 20-foot by 20-foot wooden shed in addition to a travel trailer. They were given minimal food and water. 

The shed-like ‘house’ was used by a criminal organization to house illegal aliens who had been smuggled into the United States

Deportation officers and special agents from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement discovered 67 illegal aliens from Guatemala and Ecuador

Deportation officers and special agents from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement discovered 67 illegal aliens from Guatemala and Ecuador

Deportation officers and special agents from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement discovered 67 illegal aliens from Guatemala and Ecuador

Deportation officers and special agents from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement discovered 67 illegal aliens from Guatemala and Ecuador

The stash house in Dexter – about 230 miles northeast of the border city of El Paso, Texas. 

Special agent Jack Staton described the conditions as deplorable.

There was no working toilet, and a sign was placed on the bathroom door that read in Spanish, ‘Don’t use the bathroom.’ 

Authorities say the location was being used by a smuggling organization and that the investigation is ongoing.

In a federal criminal complaint, 38-year-old Tomas Miguel Mateo of Guatemala is charged with harboring the immigrants and with unlawfully re-entering the United States after having been previously deported.

Authorities described the conditions as deplorable. There was no working toilet and the place was filthy

Authorities described the conditions as deplorable. There was no working toilet and the place was filthy

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