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Lapse in Federal Funding Impact on CBP Website Operations Notice

NOTICE: Due to the lapse in federal funding, this website will not be actively managed. This website was last updated on December 21, 2018 and will not be updated until after funding is enacted. As such, information on this website may not be up to date. Transactions submitted via this website might not be processed and we will not be able to respond to inquiries until after appropriations are enacted.


Aviso del impacto de la interrupción de fondos federales en las operaciones del sitio web del Oficina de Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza de los Estados Unidos (CBP, por sus siglas en inglés)

AVISO:  A causa de la interrupción de fondos federales, este sitio de web no será administrado activamente. La última actualización a este sitio web se realizó el 21 de diciembre de 2018 y no se harán más actualizaciones hasta que el gobierno reanude operaciones; por ende, puede que el sitio web no refleje la información más reciente. Es posible que no podamos procesar transacciones ni responder a
preguntas hasta que se reanuden operaciones.

Border Patrol Agents Arrest Suspected Driver in Smuggling Case

Release Date: 
November 7, 2018

LAREDO, Texas – Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents on Tuesday apprehended a suspected driver wanted in connection with a recent smuggling attempt.

The initial event happened on October 25, when agents apprehended 16 subjects after a truck crashed and bailed out in a local ranch.  Agents were unable to apprehend the driver of the vehicle at the time, but the ongoing investigation allowed for the driver to be positively identified and a warrant was issued for his arrest.

Then on November 6, Border Patrol agents conducting checkpoint operations on Farm-to-Market Road 1017 encountered the suspect when he presented himself for an immigration inspection.  His identity was verified and he was arrested and turned over to the U.S. Marshals.

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.  Photographs related to this story can also be viewed on the mobile App.

Last modified: 
November 8, 2018