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Laredo South Station

9001 San Dario Avenue
Laredo, Texas 78045
Phone: (956) 764-3600
Fax: (956) 764-3653

History
In May 1985, the Laredo South Border Patrol Station became Laredo Sector's second Border Patrol station and was located on U.S. Highway 83 South, in Laredo. The station moved to its current location on 9001 San Dario Ave. in 1999.

The Laredo South Station, like all stations of the Border Patrol, has a clear strategic goal: to establish and maintain operational control of the U.S. border. To achieve this goal, Laredo South has identified five objectives:

 

  • establish substantial probability of apprehending terrorists and their weapons as they attempt to enter illegally between ports of entry;
  • deter illegal entries through improved enforcement;
  • detect, apprehend, and deter smugglers of humans, drugs, and other contraband;
  • leverage "smart border" technology to multiply the effect of enforcement personnel; and,
  • reduce crime in the Laredo community and consequently improve the quality of life and economic vitality of the area.

 

Area of Responsibility
The area of responsibility has remained the same over the years with more than 1,000 square miles of land and more than 30 miles of the Rio Grande River. Today's agents perform operational duties that involve linewatches, freight train checks, airport passenger checks, canine patrols, all-terrain vehicle patrols and signcutting.

Most of the Laredo South area of operation is considered an urban environment. The population of Laredo has grown to more than 250,000 residents and its sister city of Nuevo Laredo in Tamaulipas, Mexico, has grown to more than 500,000 residents. With the combined population nearing one million people, Laredo South agents must remain vigilant at all times to stop criminal elements at entry points and secure our Nation's borders.