On October 3, 2020, at approximately 6:50 a.m., a Border Patrol agent assigned to Laredo Sector was involved in a single vehicle accident while transporting six detainees to the Laredo North Station for processing. The accident occurred near mile marker 13 on Interstate Highway 35 (IH-35). Several of the detainees were transported to area hospitals for treatment and further medical evaluation. The Border Patrol agent who was driving the vehicle was taken to a local hospital and was released. The accident is under investigation by the Laredo Police Department.
Consistent with policy, CBP’s Office of Professional Responsibility has initiated a review.
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 official ports of entry. CBP is charged with securing the borders of the United States while enforcing hundreds of laws and facilitating lawful trade and travel.