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Laredo Sector Border Patrol Agents Rescue 11 Illegal Aliens

Release Date: 
May 8, 2018

LAREDO, Texas – Border Patrol Agents throughout the Laredo Sector rescued 11 illegal aliens who fell into distress or became lost during five different events.

On April 28, 2018, Border Patrol Agents from the Laredo South Station rescued two illegal aliens near Mangana Hein Road in south Laredo, Texas.  The subjects claimed to be lost and resorted to calling 911 for assistance.  Agents were able to locate the lost subjects in good health.  The subjects were determined to be from the country of Mexico and illegally in the United States.

On May 2, 2018, Border Patrol Agents from the Laredo North Station rescued one illegal alien near the Colombia Bridge in Laredo, Texas.  The subject claimed to be lost and resorted to calling 911 for assistance.  Agents were able to locate the lost subject in good health.  The subject was determined to be from the country of Mexico and illegally in the United States.

Later that day, on May 2, 2018, Border Patrol Agents from the Laredo South Station responded to assist the Webb County Sheriff’s Office near Rio Bravo, Texas.  Webb County Sheriff’s Office Deputies had encountered a male subject who claimed a female was severely dehydrated and still in the nearby brush.  Agents immediately began backtracking and searching for the female subject and were able to locate her in the brush.  Due to her severe condition, a Border Patrol Agent certified as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) administered Intravenous antibiotics (IV).  The subject was transported to a Laredo hospital for further evaluation.  The female subject was determined to be from the country of Guatemala and illegally in the United States.

Later that afternoon, Border Patrol Agents from the Laredo West Station rescued five illegal aliens in a ranch northwest of Laredo, Texas.  The subjects claimed to be lost and resorted to calling 911 for assistance.  Agents were able to locate the lost subjects in good health.  All subjects were determined to be from the country of Mexico and illegally in the United States.

Later that evening, Border Patrol Agents from the Hebbronville Station rescued two illegal aliens in a ranch near Falfurrias, Texas.  The two subjects claimed to be lost and resorted to calling 911 for assistance.  Agents were able to locate the lost subjects and determined one of them required additional medical attention.  The subject was transported to a Laredo hospital for further evaluation.  Both subjects were determined to be from the country of Guatemala and illegally in the United States.

“These events illustrate how the men and women of the United States Border Patrol not only serve to protect our borders, but are also committed to the preservation of life and assist anyone in need,” said Assistant Chief Patrol Agent Gabriel H. Acosta.

The Laredo Sector Border Patrol will continue to warn against the dangers of people crossing illegally into the United States through dangerous environmental conditions.  Our Border Safety Initiative (BSI) is a humanitarian, bi-national strategy designed to reduce illegal alien deaths, educate and inform potential illegal aliens of the dangers and hazards of crossing the border illegally, and to respond to those who are in life-threatening situations.

Last modified: 
May 8, 2018