LAREDO, Texas – On May 12, 2018, Border Patrol Agents assigned to the Laredo Sector Marine Unit located the body of a deceased subject in the Rio Grande River near Laredo, Texas. The deceased subject was later recovered by the Webb County Medical Examiner.
Collaboration between Border Patrol agents assigned to the Laredo Sector Missing Migrant Program, the Customs and Border Protection Laboratories and Scientific Services, and the Webb County Medical Examiner resulted in the subject being identified as a Bangladeshi National.
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.