LAREDO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents on July 20 assisted the Webb County Sheriff’s Office, apprehending eight illegal aliens from a stash house on Garfield Street in Laredo, Texas.
Webb County Sheriff’s Office deputies were executing an arrest warrant when they encountered eight male individuals during the search of the residence. Border Patrol agents then arrived on scene to conduct immigration inspections on the individuals, who were determined to be illegally in the United States from the country of Guatemala. The stash house caretaker, a Mexican national, was determined to be illegally in the United States and was arrested. All individuals were processed accordingly.
“The cooperation between the Border Patrol and our local law enforcement partners has continued to prove to be positive and fruitful in disrupting and degrading criminal organizations that constantly put people’s lives in danger. With the assistance of local law enforcement officials, we will continue to help those who are subjected to these terrible situations while also protecting the nation from these organizations,” said Laredo Sector Acting Chief Patrol Agent Jason D. Owens.
To report suspicious activity such as alien and/or drug smuggling, download the “USBP Laredo Sector” App or 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.