EL PASO, Texas (KVIA)-- ABC-7 has obtained the 911 call made by a 6-year-old that led to a stash house bust.
In that phone call a girl is heard asking for help after she says she was abandoned by her mother.
"I think my mom abandoned me. Could you tell her... that to come back," the child is heard saying.
After the 911 call was made by the 6-year-old girl, Sunland Police Department responded and discovered the stash house. They asked for assistance from Border Patrol.
Nine people were found by the Sunland Park police in that home. Five of those people were migrants. Four others were children with U.S. citizenship.
El Paso Border Patrol Sector Chief Anthony Good described the condition of that home as deplorable.
“I got the phone and I called you cause my mom didn’t come home," the child said in the 911 call. "I cannot do anything myself. I cannot cook.”
"Children, to me personally, the children and the elderly are the going to be the ones that hit toughest," said Fidel Baca, Border Patrol spokesman.
This fiscal year in the El Paso sector, more than 347,000 migrant have been arrested. Border patrol says a rise in migrants coming in means a rise in stash houses in our region.
"This fiscal year to date, we have encountered over 245 stash houses within those houses that have been over 3200 migrants,"said Baca.
Robert Almonte is a retired U.S. Marshal. Durring his career he investigated smuggling crimes.
"Human trafficking is is a big issue. And El Paso is ground zero for human smuggling and human trafficking. And everybody is impacted in a negative way," said Almonte.
He says often migrants found in stash houses end up being hospitalized due to the bad conditions or smugglers beat them.
"Had it not been for that 6-year-old that called the police, this stash house would still be in existence," said Almonte.
Sunland Park Police have not said what happened to the 6-year-old after the stash house discovery or her relation to any one in the stash house.