5 undocumented migrants taken into custody in Fellsmere

Posted at 2:56 PM, May 16, 2017

FELLSMERE, Fla. -- Five undocumented migrants were taken into custody by agents of the U.S. Border Patrol in Fellsmere Tuesday morning and transported to Orlando where they will be processed for removal from the United States.

Two Border Patrol agents and four officers from the Fellsmere Police Department located the men at two addresses in Fellsmere.

Police say during the past calendar year, Fellsmere police officers have responded to a combined 59 calls for service between the two addresses.

As a result of these calls, officers believed that both homes may have been illegally converted into rooming homes in violation of city code, housed undocumented aliens on a temporary or ongoing basis, and served as a location for prostitution and other crimes.

The men were identified as Efraen Bautista-Perez, Ciro Deliz-Vasquez, Nicholas Gomez-Sanchez, Luis Patricio-Rosales, and Martin Salas-Hernandez.

Police said it is unknown if the five men participated in any illegal activity while at those locations, but all were determined to be in the United States unlawfully.