An official website of the United States government

Official websites use .gov
A .gov website belongs to an official government organization in the United States.

Secure .gov websites use HTTPS
A lock ( ) or https:// means you’ve safely connected to the .gov website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.

  1. Home
  2. Newsroom
  3. Local Media Release
  4. Laredo Sector Border Patrol arrests lawless gang member

Laredo Sector Border Patrol arrests lawless gang member

Release Date
Wed, 04/19/2023

LAREDO, Texas – Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Laredo North Station arrested a gang member with an extensive criminal history.

 On April 19, Border Patrol agents while working their assigned duties at the I-35 checkpoint apprehended one subject determined to be in the country illegally. The subject, a 26-year-old Mexican national, Heriberto Bustos-Bautista, was identified as a member of the Latin Kings gang.

Bustos-Bautista had previously been convicted of aggravated battery and use of a deadly weapon and served 8 years in prison, he has also been previously deported.

Bustos-Bautista will be held pending processing for felony Re-Entry.

gang member

U.S. Customs and Border Protection welcomes assistance from the community. Citizens are encouraged to report suspicious activity to the U.S. Border Patrol while remaining anonymous by calling 1-800-343-1994.


  • Last Modified: