Tag: Laredo Sector

Border Patrol agents find 78 illegal aliens locked in refrigerated tractor-trailer. (Photo: U.S. Border Patrol/Laredo Sector)

Smuggler Busted with Nearly 80 Migrants Locked in Refrigerated Trailer

Border Patrol agents in South Texas arrested a human smuggler who allegedly had nearly 80 illegal aliens locked inside a refrigerated tractor-trailer. The driver initially fled from the Border Patrol immigration checkpoint in an attempt to avoid arrest.

Border Patrol agents in Hebbronville, Texas, arrested previously deported MS-13 gang member. (Photo: U.S. Border Patrol/Laredo Sector)

Convicted Killer, MS-13 Member Arrested in South Texas

Border Patrol agents in the Laredo Sector stopped a previously deported Mexican national who served prison time for murder and an MS-13 member from El Salvador from successfully making their way into the U.S. interior.

Wide open border between Mexico and Laredo Sector in South Texas. (Photo: U.S. Border Patrol/Laredo Sector)

Border Patrol Agents Rescue Mother, Child Abandoned by Human Smuggler

Border Patrol agents in the Laredo Sector rescued a Honduran woman and her young son after human smugglers abandoned them in the South Texas heat with little food and water. The mother and her eight-year-old had been traveling for three days after being smuggled into the U.S.

Bangladeshi national arrested after illegally crossing border near Laredo. (Photo: U.S. Border Patrol/Laredo Sector)

400 Bangladeshi Migrants Apprehended This Year in Single Texas County

Border Patrol agents in the Laredo Sector have apprehended just under 400 Bangladeshi nationals during this fiscal year. The Bangladeshi migrants, mostly male between the ages of 18 and 35, pay cartel-connected human smugglers up to $27,000 to make their journey to America.

Mexican illegal aliens stuffed in duffel bags. (Photo: U.S. Border Patrol/Laredo Sector)

Human Smugglers Stuff Migrants into Duffel Bags, Say Border Patrol

Border Patrol agents from the Laredo Sector arrested two human smugglers after they found illegal immigrants stuffed inside duffel bags. The two arrests came on Friday at the Interstate 35 immigration checkpoint located between Laredo and San Antonio.

A group of Bangladeshi nationals is processed at the Laredo Border Patrol station for illegal re-entry. (Photo: U.S. Border Patrol/Laredo Sector)

Laredo Sector Agents Apprehend More Bangladeshi, Brazilian Migrants near Border

Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents arrested eight more Bangladeshi nationals after they illegally crossed the border into Texas. This brings the total number of Bangladeshi nationals arrested this fiscal year in the Laredo Sector alone to 322. Agents in this sector also arrested five Brazilian nationals following a vehicle pursuit and bailout. 

Human Smuggling stash house in Laredo, Texas. (Photo: U.S. Border Patrol/Laredo Sector)

Border Patrol Agents Disrupt Human Smuggling Stash Houses in Texas

Border Patrol agents along the Rio Grande River border with Mexico continue to disrupt human smuggling operations by shutting down stash houses. The smugglers frequently pack migrants into the houses with inadequate plumbing and kitchen facilities. Border Patrol officials previously called these “deplorable” conditions.

Border Patrol Recovers Body of Bangladeshi National - US Border Patrol Photo

Body of Bangladeshi Migrant Found in Rio Grande River

Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents found a migrant’s lifeless body in the Rio Grande River earlier this month. Medical examiners and the Missing Migrant Project teamed up and identified the migrants as a Bangladeshi national who attempted to illegally enter

FALFURRIAS, TX - AUGUST 06: U.S. Border Patrol agents detain undocumented immigrants with the help of helicopter support from the U.S. Office of Air and Marine north of the U.S.-Mexico border on August 6, 2015 near Falfurrias, Texas. Border security and illegal immigration are expected to be major issues in …

Laredo Border Patrol Agents Rescue Lost Migrant

Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents responded to a 911 call from an illegal immigrant who became lost on a ranch after illegally crossing the border from Mexico. After an extensive search including ground-based agents and a helicopter aircrew, the agents found the subject and completed the rescue operation.