Laredo Sector Border Patrol Rescues Rise as the Temperatures Surge
LAREDO, Texas – During May 24 through May 29, 2018, Laredo Sector Border Patrol Agents rescued a total of 23 illegal aliens in 11 separate events. The rescues were conducted by the Freer, Hebbronville, Laredo North, Laredo West, and Zapata Border Patrol Stations with assistance from the Laredo Sector Border Patrol Special Operations Detachment and National Guard air support. Of all the individuals rescued, two were found in serious condition and required hospitalization.
“These events illustrate how the men and women of the United States Border Patrol not only serve to protect our borders, but are also committed to the preservation of life and assist anyone in need,” said Assistant Chief Patrol Agent Gabriel H. Acosta.
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.