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Lapse in Federal Funding Impact on CBP Website Operations Notice

NOTICE: Due to the lapse in federal funding, this website will not be actively managed. This website was last updated on December 21, 2018 and will not be updated until after funding is enacted. As such, information on this website may not be up to date. Transactions submitted via this website might not be processed and we will not be able to respond to inquiries until after appropriations are enacted.


Aviso del impacto de la interrupción de fondos federales en las operaciones del sitio web del Oficina de Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza de los Estados Unidos (CBP, por sus siglas en inglés)

AVISO:  A causa de la interrupción de fondos federales, este sitio de web no será administrado activamente. La última actualización a este sitio web se realizó el 21 de diciembre de 2018 y no se harán más actualizaciones hasta que el gobierno reanude operaciones; por ende, puede que el sitio web no refleje la información más reciente. Es posible que no podamos procesar transacciones ni responder a
preguntas hasta que se reanuden operaciones.

Laredo Sector Border Patrol Agents Rescue 5-Year-Old Child During Smuggling Attempt

Release Date: 
December 29, 2017

LAREDO, Texas – On Dec. 28, Border Patrol agents rescued a 5-year-old child and arrested two adult females as they attempted to smuggle the child through the Border Patrol Checkpoint on Interstate Highway 35, north of Laredo.

Border Patrol agents encountered a maroon Ford F-150 pick-up truck at the primary inspection lane. The driver and passengers were questioned regarding their immigration status and were referred for further inspection after a Border Patrol canine alerted to the presence of concealed humans and/or narcotics. Upon further inspection, Border Patrol agents determined a 5-year-old passenger, a Mexican National, was being smuggled into the United States. The driver, an adult United States Citizen, and passenger, an adult Mexican National, were arrested and the vehicle was seized by Border Patrol.

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: 
January 4, 2018