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Coordination Between Multiple Border Patrol Sectors Result in the Rescue of an Illegal Alien

Release Date: 
May 30, 2018

LAREDO, Texas – On May 23, 2018, Border Patrol Agents assigned to the Laredo Sector and Del Rio Sector coordinated their efforts to rescue an illegal alien lost in a ranch near Laredo, Texas.  The subject claimed to be lost and resorted to calling 911 for assistance.  Agents arrived on scene and located the lost subject in good health.  The subject was determined to be from the country of Mexico and illegally in the United States. 

“These events illustrate how the men and women of the United States Border Patrol not only serve to protect our borders, but are also committed to the preservation of life and assist anyone in need,” said Assistant Chief Patrol Agent Gabriel H. Acosta.

The Laredo Sector Border Patrol will continue to warn against the dangers of people crossing illegally into the United States through dangerous environmental conditions.  Our Border Safety Initiative (BSI) is a humanitarian, bi-national strategy designed to reduce illegal alien deaths, educate and inform potential illegal aliens of the dangers and hazards of crossing the border illegally, and to respond to those who are in life-threatening situations.

To report suspicious activity such as alien and/or drug smuggling, contact the Laredo Sector Border Patrol toll free at 1-800-343-1994.

Last modified: 
May 31, 2018