Laredo Sector Border Patrol Agents Rescue an Illegal Alien in Distress
LAREDO, Texas – On May 23, 2018, Laredo Sector Border Patrol Agents in conjunction with Air and Marine Operations, rescued an illegal alien lost in a ranch near Rio Bravo, Texas. The subject claimed to be lost and resorted to calling 911 for assistance. Agents arrived on scene and located the lost subject in good health. The subject was determined to be from the country of Mexico 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.
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.