ALPINE, TX –In an effort to help keep border violence at bay in areas along the southwest border, U.S. Border Patrol agents met with members of the Mexican Government and several U.S. law enforcement agencies on October 26.
The delegation gathered at the U.S. Border Patrol’s Big Bend Sector, Alpine Station for the purpose of examining violence protocols and current illicit activities along the border that impact the Big Bend Sector and our neighbors in Mexico.
“We are trying everything in our power to help ensure the safety and welfare of citizens on both sides of the U.S. Mexican border,” Big Bend Sector Acting Chief Victor M. Velazquez stated. “We feel like communication by the entire law enforcement community is a stepping stone to addressing the very real issue of border violence and other matters,” he added.
Delegation members feel the meeting was successful, and continues to demonstrate CBP’s desire to maintain positive relationships with our Government of Mexico law enforcement partners, in addition to our Federal, State and Local agencies. The level of commitment and information sharing across the border by U.S. agencies and the Government of Mexico directly and positively impacts safety and security along our international border.
Big Bend Sector agents patrol 510 miles of the southwest border which extends from Sierra Blanca, Texas to Sanderson. It is the largest Border Patrol Sector on the U.S-Mexico border.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.