Laredo Sector Border Patrol Agents Assist in the Rescue of 56 Illegal Aliens in a Stash House
LAREDO, Texas – On April 19, 2018, Border Patrol Agents along with the Laredo Police Department responded to a request for assistance from Homeland Security Investigations regarding suspicious activity at a residence on San Luis Street in south Laredo, Texas. A total of 56 illegal aliens which included men, women and children were found inside the residence. The subjects were determined to be from the countries of Guatemala, Mexico and Honduras. All subjects were processed accordingly. Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) has the lead in the investigation.
“The partnerships in Laredo between the United States Border Patrol, Homeland Security Investigations and the Laredo Police Department continue to show results in disrupting criminal organizations from operating in South Texas. We will continue to work with our law enforcement partners to prosecute those responsible and prevent individuals from being subjected to deplorable conditions,” 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.