LAREDO, Texas – In the midst of the ongoing construction at the Laredo Port of Entry, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the at the Gateway to the Americas International Bridge apprehended a Mexican national who attempted to make illegal entry into the United States by jumping the guardrail at the pedestrian walkway.
“CBP officers do seize narcotics but remain vigilant and make sure that every individual who applies to make entry into the U.S. has proper documentation,” said Port Director Gregory Alvarez, Laredo Port of Entry. “This apprehension demonstrates our CBP officers’ vigilance and dedication to securing the homeland and keeping our communities safe.”
The incident occurred on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at the Gateway to the Americas Bridge. A CBP officer noticed a male subject jumping the guardrail of the northbound pedestrian walkway prior to arriving to the inspection booths. The subject attempted to abscond the Federal Inspection Station at the Gateway to the Americas International Bridge. CBP officers were successful in apprehending the subject, a 29-year-old male Mexican citizen from Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, with prior immigration law violations.
The subject was apprehended and will be processed by CBP officers for alleged violation of federal immigration laws.
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.