Laredo Sector Border Patrol Agents Arrest Felon in Possession of a Firearm
LAREDO, Texas – On February 27, 2018, Agents at the Border Patrol Checkpoint on Interstate Highway 35, north of Laredo, Texas encountered a black Dodge pick-up truck at the primary lane. The driver was questioned regarding his immigration status and was referred to secondary for further inspection after a Border Patrol canine alerted to the presence of narcotics and/or humans. Upon further inspection, Border Patrol agents discovered a loaded .40 caliber firearm inside the vehicle and determined the driver had felony convictions for selling and delivering cocaine. The driver, a United States Citizen, was placed under arrest as a felon in possession of a firearm. The subject, weapon and ammunition were turned over to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF).
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. All people apprehended by the Border Patrol undergo criminal history checks using biometrics to ensure illegal aliens with criminal histories are positively identified.