LAREDO, Texas – In a collaborative effort between Air and Marine Operations and U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Laredo West and Carrizo Springs Station, 63 illegal aliens were arrested in the brush west of Laredo.
The incident occurred on December 6, when agents responded to a report of possible alien smuggling activity inside a private ranch and began to follow tracks. Subsequently, after approximately a three-hour search, agents encountered the large group of illegal aliens. A total of 63 subjects were detained and an immigration inspection revealed that they were all illegal aliens.
All 63 illegal aliens were found in good health and were from the countries of Ecuador, Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala and Mexico. All subjects were transported to the Laredo West Station and processed accordingly.
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.