LAREDO, Texas – On July 20, 2017, members of the Laredo Sector Border Patrol Foreign Operations Branch repatriated a Mexican national by turning him over to the custody of Government of Mexico officials from the Procuraduria General de la Republica (PGR). The Mexican national had an active warrant for kidnapping in his native country and was currently in the United States serving time in jail for alien smuggling. The Mexican national was arrested back in July 2016 after he attempted to smuggle eight illegal aliens into the United States in Laredo, Texas.
“The repatriation of this criminal alien to face charges in Mexico is the outcome of longstanding cooperation and collaboration between the Laredo Sector Border Patrol and the Government of Mexico,” said Assistant Chief Patrol Agent Enrique Martinez.
The Laredo Sector Foreign Operations Branch (FOB) was established in October 2016, for the purpose of streamlining, structuring and building upon the successes of the International Liaison Unit. LRT FOB was built on four pillars consisting of: International Liaison Unit, Consular Affairs Team, Bi-national Enforcement and Bi-national Prosecutions.
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.