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Laredo Sector Border Patrol Agents Continue Arrests of Bangladeshi Nationals

Release Date: 
April 18, 2018

LAREDO, Texas – April 17, 2018, Border Patrol Agents in Laredo, Texas arrested four illegal aliens from the country of Bangladesh.  The subjects were encountered after illegally crossing the Rio Grande River in south Laredo.  The Laredo Sector Border Patrol continues to have the highest apprehension of Bangladeshi Nationals compared to other Border Patrol Sectors.  Currently, the Laredo Sector Border Patrol has apprehended 179 Bangladeshi Nationals since the start of fiscal year 2018.

 “It goes to show that our agents are arresting people from all over the world on a daily basis. Their intentions for entering the country illegally can only be determined after they have been arrested,” 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.

Last modified: 
April 18, 2018