LAREDO, Texas – Border Patrol agents from the Laredo Sector Border Patrol have been presenting at elementary schools and learning centers on the dangers of drugs through participation in drug prevention activities. The presentations for Red Ribbon week serve to promote and encourage youth participation in drug prevention activities.
The presentations vary based on age groups and kick-off with the history of Drug Enforcement Administration Agent Enrique Camarena who lost his life fighting the war on drugs. Border Patrol agents proceed with a Stay Drug Free video presentation, followed with an interactive environment for the students. The Border Patrol canine program provides an educational demonstration on the role and responsibility of a canine. The presentation culminates with the Red Ribbon Stay Drug Free Pledge. The presentations are a proactive effort in engaging with young children to advocate that they grow up safe, healthy and drug-free.
The Laredo Sector Border Patrol has given over 31 presentations in the Laredo Sector area of responsibility. To request a presentation at your school please call (956)764-3107.
To report suspicious activity such as alien and/or drug smuggling, contact the Laredo Sector Border Patrol toll free telephone number 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.