Two Charged After 53 Illegal Immigrants Found in Phoenix Drop House

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ICE agents found 50 illegal immigrants in a west Phoenix drop house on Friday.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents found 53 people in a Phoenix drop house on Friday, and two Mexican nationals now face human smuggling charges. 

Edgar Meza-Bustamante, 23, and Cruz Gerardo Meza-Tirado, 34, both Mexican citizens in the country illegally, were arrested at 11226 West Roma Avenue in Phoenix, a home they'd allegedly been using as a drop house for illegal immigrants.

Agents from the Department of Homeland Security got a tip from the Arizona Department of Safety, which led them to the house.


When agents knocked on the front door of the home, ICE officials say several illegal immigrants tried to escape through the back of the house. Agents entered the house, and found 53 illegal immigrants, as well as the two suspects.

The immigrants, ICE officials say, are from Mexico, Ecuador, El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala.

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The majority of the immigrants found during the raid were adult males, but ICE officials say seven were women and six were juvenile males.

"While Arizona is the busiest human smuggling corridor in the United States, it is unusual to find so many aliens in the same drop house," Matt Allen, special agent in charge of ICE HSI in Arizona, says in a statement. "This is a good reminder to human smugglers that they are not welcome in our communities. We are out there looking for them, and when we find them they will be arrested and prosecuted."

The suspects made their first court appearance yesterday and will likely be hit with several human smuggling charges.

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Lily Pad2713
Lily Pad2713

This to inform you of a person living and working in the United States illegally.The names that this person assumes are as follows: Gabriela Sanchez (her niece), Karla P. Durazo (her aunt), Patty Durazo (her sister),Julieta Sanchez (her aunt), Patty/Patricia Sanchez (her sister/her niece) Rocio Sanchez (her sister), Mayra Viramontes (her cousin), Karen Durazo (her cousin),Kenya Durazo (her cousin), Karina Sanchez (her cousin). All of the names assumed by her can be substantiated through her facebook account which is under the name Gabby Sanchez. Her Employer (who is married to Elona Shaw) whom she is having an affair with is: Dr. Larry Stark 3201 W. Peoria Ave # A-100 Phoenix, AZ 85029. Her assumed Social Security # is her Aunt's Soc. Sec. # 611-32-7757 (Karla P.Durazo) who actually lives in California. The birthdates used May 17, 1968 & March 26, 1972 etc... She drives a pathfinder with AZ lic. # AHT4587. Her address is: 2220 W. Mission Ln. #1095 Phoenix, AZ 85017  SRP Acct # 919-863-000  Her Phone #602-628-3116 (All compliments of Dr. Larry Stark including Breast implants, plastic surgery, Full Medical & Dental, Gym membership etc...). This young woman makes it easier for other illegals to obtain medications including narcotics and evade citizenship tests through the Doctors office that she works in. Also supplying them with false identification and documentation. I am very concerned about the illegal activities (Document Fraud, Identity Theft,Conducting crimes in America) that she is involved in. Why is she still here??? Why hasn't she been sent back to Mexico???Concerned Citizen 

Kitsugab
Kitsugab

This to inform you of a person living and working in the United States illegally. The names that this person assumes are as follows: Gabriela Sanchez (her niece), Karla P. Durazo (her aunt), Patty Durazo (her sister),Julieta Sanchez (her aunt), Patty Sanchez (her sister/her niece) Rocio Sanchez (her sister), Mayra Viramontes (her cousin), Karen Durazo (her cousin),Kenya Durazo (hercousin), Karina Sanchez (her cousin).All of the names assumed by her can be substantiated through her facebook account which is under the name Gabby Sanchez.Her Employer is: Dr. Larry Stark   3201 W. Peoria Ave # A-100   Phoenix, AZ 85029Her assumed Social Security # is her Aunt's Soc. Sec. # 611-32-7757 (Karla P. Durazo) who actually lives in California.She drives a pathfinder with AZ lic. # AHT4587 Her address is: 2220 W. Mission Ln. #1095 (which is in Larry Starks name /  Phoenix, AZ 85017    co-signed for)  SRP Acct # 919-863-000    (which is in Larry Starks name)Her Phone # 602-628-3116   (which is in Larry Starks name)Family Assistance Administration Case # 00564738 (Gabriela Sanchez)Dental work provided under the name Patty Sanchez. And full medical (BCBS)is paid for by Larry StarkHer sons name is Carlos Flores-Sanchez and he graduated from Cortez High SchoolThis young woman makes it easier for other illegals to obtain medications includingnarcotics and evade citizenship tests through the Doctors office that she works in.Also supplying them with false identification and documentation. I am very concerned about the illegal activities (Document Fraud, Identity Theft, Conducting crimes in America) that she is involved in. Please address the above issues as soon as possible.

Concerned Citizen 

whitexican
whitexican

It seems like black people from a whille bak are todays mexicans

Eyvmc
Eyvmc

Just imagine how many more from south of the border are in Phoenix, Tucson, etc. here illegally that have not been found! Arrest, prosecute and deport!

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