Laredo Sector Border Patrol Agents and Constables Identify Smuggling Case Involving 29 Illegal Aliens
LAREDO, Texas – On June 28, 2018, Hebbronville Border Patrol Agents responded to a request for assistance from the Webb County Constables regarding two vehicles they had stopped on Highway 359 near Hebbronville, Texas. Agents arrived on scene and took custody of three illegal aliens the Webb County Constable Deputies had detained and were able to track and locate 26 additional illegal aliens that had attempted to abscond. The 29 illegal aliens were found in good health and were identified as being from the countries of Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador. All subjects were transported to the Hebbronville Border Patrol Station and processed accordingly.
This enforcement action demonstrates the United States Border Patrol's commitment to work with the Webb County Constables and other law enforcement partners to protect human life, disrupt illicit activity, and deny criminal organizations the ability to operate,” said Laredo Sector Acting Deputy Chief Patrol Agent Anthony S. Good.
To report suspicious activity such as alien and/or drug smuggling, 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 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.