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Laredo Sector Border Patrol arrest undocumented individuals with fraudulent documents

Release Date: 
October 26, 2021

LAREDO, Texas – Several individuals traveling through the I-35 immigration checkpoint aboard a commercial bus were arrested by Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents for attempting to avoid apprehension by using fraudulent identification documents.

The incident occurred during the mid-morning of October 24, when Laredo North Station agents were conducting immigration inspections aboard a commercial passenger bus.  During the inspections, agents were presented with fraudulent U.S. passport cards by two individuals who were found to be in the country illegally.

Ismael Romero-Lopez, 25-year-old Mexican national and Luis Hernandez-Gutierrez, a 38-year-old-Mexcian national, were taken into custody to be processed for their immigration violations.

To report suspicious activity such as human and/or drug smuggling, contact the Laredo Sector Border Patrol toll free at 1-800-343-1994.

fraud documents presented at checkpoint
Fraudulent documents presented at USBP checkpoint.


Last modified: 
November 22, 2021