Laredo Sector

Border Patrol Drones Spot Migrants Crossing Border into Texas

Border Patrol agents in South Texas increasingly utilize small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) to detect migrants crossing the border in remote areas. The sUAS pilots direct ground-based agents to the scene of the illegal border crossing and allow agents to be more efficient in covering these areas that are not secured by physical barriers.

Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents utilize sUAS pilots flying small drones to locate migrants illegally crossing the border in unsecured areas. (Photo: U.S. Border Patrol/Laredo Sector)

42 Migrants Found in Three Crowded Texas Stash Houses near Border

Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents teamed up with local law enforcement and other federal agents to disrupt three human smuggling stash houses near the Texas border with Mexico. Agents apprehended 42 migrants over two days in three stash houses — none were wearing masks or other protective gear to prevent the spread of  COVID-19.

Border Patrol agents find 42 migrants in three stash houses near the Texas border with Mexico. (Photo: U.S. Border Patrol/Laredo Sector)

Border Patrol Agent Assaulted in Texas, Shoots Attacker

A Laredo Sector Border Patrol agent used his firearm to defend himself from an attack from a man who illegally crossed the border in South Texas, according to officials. The suspect allegedly assaulted the agent as he attempted to make an arrest.

TOPSHOT - A Border Patrol agent apprehends an illegal immigrant near the US border with Mexico on, March 27, 2018 in the Rio Grande Valley Sector, near McAllen, Texas. (Photo by Loren ELLIOTT / AFP) (Photo credit should read LOREN ELLIOTT/AFP via Getty Images)

39 Rescued from Human Stash House near Border in Texas

A tip from a concerned citizen in Rio Bravo, Texas, led to the rescue of 39 migrants warehoused near the Rio Grande. None of the people packed into the small house had personal protection equipment to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Human smuggling stash house operation in Rio Bravo, Texas, is disrupted by Border Patrol agents and sheriff's office deputies. (Photo: U.S. Border Patrol/Laredo Sector)

Contracts Awarded for 40 Miles of New Walls on Texas Border

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials awarded a pair of contracts to build new border barriers in previously unsecured sections of the Laredo Sector in South Texas. The nearly half-million-dollar contracts will add 40 miles of border wall systems where none previously existed. The Laredo Sector has approximately 110 miles of border along the Rio Grande.

Wide Open Mexican Border South of Laredo Texas

19 Migrants Apprehended on Train in Texas near Border

Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents arrested a group of migrants as they attempted to make their way into the U.S. interior by hiding in a grain hopper train car. The agents arrested 13 from the hopper and six more hiding elsewhere on the train.

Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents find 13 migrants locked in a grain hopper rail car. (Photo; U.S. Border Patrol/Laredo Sector)