LAREDO, Texas – On May 29, 2018, Laredo Sector Border Patrol Agents coordinated with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in an operation which resulted in the rescue of five illegal aliens from a stash house in Laredo, Texas. The incident transpired after FBI received information from the Iowa State Police Department regarding a report which alleged a family member was being held against their will in the Laredo area. The illegal aliens were determined to be from the countries of Mexico and Ecuador. All subjects were processed accordingly.
“United States Border Patrol continues to work in coordination with our law enforcement partners at the Federal Bureau of Investigation and these collaborative efforts, as this enforcement action illustrates, continue to help disrupt illicit activity and deny criminal organizations the ability to operate. We will continue to work with our law enforcement partners to prosecute those responsible and prevent individuals from being subjected to deplorable conditions,” said Laredo Sector Assistant Chief Patrol Agent Gabriel Acosta.
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.