LAREDO, Texas – On March 25, 2018, Border Patrol agents arrested Ronald Eugene Hart while responding to suspicious activity by the railroad tracks near Interstate Highway 35, north of Laredo, Texas. Hart, an identified Sex Offender, had two active warrants for his arrest resulting from Failure to Register as a Sex Offender and Probation Violation. Hart, a United States Citizen, was turned over to the United States Marshals Service.
“The arrest of this criminal and preventing him from committing another heinous crime is just another example that illustrates how the United States Border Patrol keeps our communities safe,” 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. All people apprehended by the Border Patrol undergo criminal history checks using biometrics to ensure their 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.