Tag: Laredo Sector

Deported Sex Offenders, Gang Members Arrested Arrested in Texas near Border

Border Patrol agents in South Texas continue to arrest gang members and previously deported sex offenders after they illegally cross the border from Mexico into the United States.…

42 Migrants Found in Horse Trailer near Inland Texas Checkpoint

Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents disrupted a human smuggling attempt after finding a migrant-filled horse trailer. The driver allegedly attempted to sneak around an interior immigration checkpoint.…

Migrant Infected with COVID-19 Rescued from Rail Car Smuggling Incident

Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents rescued a COVID-19-infected migrant who lost consciousness after being pulled out of a grain hopper rail car. Human smugglers packed at least 11 migrants inside the rail car as temperatures reached in excess of 106 degrees.…

10 Human Smuggling Incidents Stopped in Six Days near Border in Texas

Border Patrol agents in the Del Rio and Laredo Sectors interdicted 10 human smuggling attempts during a six-day period ending on August 31. The incidents led to the arrest of 18 suspected human smugglers and 100 illegal immigrants.…

12 Human Smuggling Stash Houses Busted near Texas Border in 10 Days

Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents disrupted 12 human smuggling stash house operations during a ten-day period ending August 27. The raids on the stash houses led to the arrest of 229 migrants.…

160 Cartel-Connected Human Smuggling Stash Houses Busted in South Texas this Year

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials report the disruption of more than 160 human smuggling stash house operations this fiscal year just in South Texas. The data provides a rare glimpse into the level of Mexican cartel stash house operations occurring in this region…

Laredo ‘Ground Zero’ for Meth Smuggling, Says U.S. Attorney

Laredo Sector Customs and Border Protection officers seized nearly 500 pounds of methamphetamine in two incidents at separate ports of entry on August 10. Following the seizure of the nearly $10 million in drugs, U.S. Attorney Ryan Patrick called the region “ground zero” for meth…