LAREDO, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Laredo Field Office announced today that there is a new Internet-based method for members of the public in South Texas to anonymously report various types of smuggling activity to CBP.
“South Texas community members have seen first-hand the effects of drug- and alien-smuggling and what it does to our neighborhoods, and by utilizing this new Internet-based reporting tool, ReportSmuggling@cbp.dhs.gov they can serve as our eyes and ears and help make a difference toward shutting these organizations down,” said David Higgerson, Director, Field Operations, Laredo Field Office. “We have stood up the Laredo Operations Center to receive these anonymous emails and route pertinent information through appropriate law enforcement channels.”
Members of the public who observe or learn about possible illicit activity involving smuggling of drugs, weapons, currency, people or about acts of commercial fraud are encouraged to send an email to ReportSmuggling@cbp.dhs.gov. All emails are anonymous and relevant information will be received by Laredo Operations Center and shared as appropriate with our law enforcement partners.
There is no reward for information received but satisfaction in knowing the information may help keep our communities safe by interdicting smuggling attempts and dismantling transnational criminal organizations.
CBP Field Operations at Laredo Field Office is part of the South Texas Campaign, which leverages federal, state and local resources to combat transnational criminal organizations.
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.