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Laredo Sector Border Patrol Agents Arrest Eight Bangladeshi Nationals

Release Date: 
May 18, 2018

LAREDO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents in Laredo, Texas on May 17 apprehended eight more illegal aliens from the country of Bangladesh in two separate incidents.  The subjects were encountered after illegally crossing the Rio Grande River in south Laredo.  The Laredo Sector Border Patrol continues to have the highest apprehension of Bangladeshi nationals compared to other Border Patrol Sectors.  Currently, the Laredo Sector Border Patrol has apprehended more than 230 Bangladeshi nationals since the start of fiscal year 2018.

“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, download the “USBP Laredo Sector” App or contact the Laredo Sector Border Patrol toll free at 1-800-343-1994.  All people apprehended by the Border Patrol undergo criminal history checks using biometrics to ensure their criminal histories are positively identified.

Last modified: 
May 18, 2018