LAREDO, TEXAS – A U.S. Border Patrol agent assigned to Laredo, Texas, has been charged with a two-count indictment following a joint U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Office of Internal Affairs, Department of Homeland Security and FBI investigation into an allegation related to the harboring and concealment of illegal aliens.
The agent, who was on administrative duty pending results of the investigation, was arrested by federal authorities Oct. 2. Border Patrol leadership in Laredo fully cooperated with investigators who followed up on an allegation of misconduct submitted to CBP’s Joint Intake Center.
Special Agents from CBP Internal Affairs, DHS Office of Inspector General and FBI conducted an investigation resulting in significant findings being presented to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, who accepted the case for criminal prosecution. Honoring our core value of Integrity is central to maintaining the trust placed in us by the public we serve, those who willfully violate that trust have no place in our organization.
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.