LAREDO, Texas – On May 28, 2018, the Laredo Sector Canine Unit participated in the 4th Annual UISD Narcotics Canine Competition that was held at the Alexander Freshmen Campus. A total of 28 teams from various law enforcement agencies participated in the event to include the United States Border Patrol, Office of Field Operations, Laredo Police Department, Webb County Sheriff’s Office, UISD Police Department, Hidalgo Sheriff’s Office, Texas Pan Am, and Dallas Security.
Out of the 28 teams, the Laredo Sector Canine Unit took two of the Top 10 awards. Border Patrol Agent Matthew Lambrecht and his service canine Rambo-J, took 2nd place and Border Patrol Agent Carlos Munoz and his service canine Biaky, took 8th place.
The Laredo Sector Border Patrol currently has 99 canine teams. These canine teams have been instrumental in disrupting the drug trafficking of almost 47,000 pounds of narcotics valued at over $86.5 million dollars and contributing to the apprehension and rescue of 3,900 illegal aliens throughout the Laredo Sector Border Patrol in Fiscal Year 2017.
To report suspicious activity such as alien and/or drug smuggling, contact the Laredo Sector Border Patrol toll free at 1-800-343-1994.
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.