Fifty-nine is a notorious transit area. It's a corridor that is used by smugglers.

This appears to be a typical drop house, where loads of aliens were kept. They are held for a while, until relatives pay whatever fee was arranged at the border to ransom them. Sometimes they're held against their will when smugglers raise the amount.

Often time people who are involved in such tragic situations are not forthcoming the first time around.

We are following many leads. It has every appearance to us as being part of a smuggling load of illegal aliens.

We're going to continue to let them express their opinions in a peaceful manner. If it becomes a situation where they block traffic, we're going to have to get police involved.

The stakes for illegal aliens are higher now. We see more weapons and, at times, you see people shot.

It's a very highly organized, very astute criminal enterprise.