LAREDO, Texas –Border Patrol agents arrested three illegal aliens and one Mexican Mafia gang member on May 29, 2018.
Border Patrol Agents responded to a request for assistance from the Laredo Police Department. As agents arrived, they discovered three illegal aliens and one subject, a United States Citizen (USC). Records check revealed that the subject was a member of the Mexican Mafia Gang and had a previous alien smuggling charge. The three illegal aliens will be processed accordingly and the Mexican Mafia Gang member will be charged with alien smuggling.
Homeland Security Investigations has the lead on this case.
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.
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.