LAREDO, Texas – During a joint enforcement action, U.S. Border Patrol, Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the Webb County Sheriff’s Office (WCSO), apprehended a large group of illegal aliens in Laredo, Texas.
During the early afternoon hours of November 23, the WCSO provided information on the location of a possible stash house on Baltimore Street. Border Patrol agents, along with WCSO and HSI, conducted surveillance on the residence and performed a knock and talk. Forty-three individuals were discovered, along with several weapons. The individuals were illegally present in the United States and were from the countries of Guatemala, Ecuador, Mexico, and Honduras. All were found to be in good health and were arrested pending investigation.
The case was turned over to Homeland Security Investigations.
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 official ports of entry. CBP is charged with securing the borders of the United States while enforcing hundreds of laws and facilitating lawful trade and travel.