Border Patrol Agents and Laredo Police Department Rescue Illegal Aliens Held Against Their Will
LAREDO, Texas – Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents assisted the Laredo Police Department in rescuing three illegal aliens being held against their will in a local hotel.
On August 14, the Laredo Police Department requested assistance from Border Patrol agents regarding a 911 call from a local hotel where occupants were being held against their will. While the smugglers were not present, the illegal aliens alerted the front desk of their situation and the Laredo Police Department responded.
The illegal aliens advised the agents that they were not allowed to exit the room and that their families were continuously contacted to pay for their release.
The subjects were determined to be from the country of Mexico and were processed accordingly.
“This rescue illustrates how well the Border Patrol works with our local law enforcement partners to disrupt and degrade criminal organizations that constantly put people’s lives in danger. We will continue to work diligently to protect America and prevent people from being subjected to dangerous, deplorable situations,” said Laredo Sector Acting Chief Patrol Agent Jason D. Owens.
To report suspicious activity such as alien and/or drug smuggling, download the “USBP Laredo Sector” App or contact the Laredo Sector Border Patrol toll-free at 1-800-343-1994.
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.