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Laredo Sector Border Patrol Agents Arrest Bangladeshi Nationals

Release Date: 
March 23, 2018

LAREDO, Texas – Between March 20 and March 22, 2018, Border Patrol agents in Laredo, Texas arrested nine illegal aliens from the country of Bangladesh. The subjects were encountered during three different events after they illegally crossed the Rio Grande River in south Laredo. The Laredo Sector Border Patrol has the highest apprehension of Bangladeshi Nationals compared to other Border Patrol Sectors in the nation.

“It goes to show that our agents are arresting people from all over the world on a daily basis. Their intentions for entering the country illegally can only be determined after they have been arrested,” said Laredo Sector Assistant Chief Patrol Agent Gabriel Acosta.

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

Last modified: 
February 3, 2021