Laredo Sector

Stash House Search Finds 51 Migrants in Texas near Border

Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents teamed up with state and local law enforcement to shut down a human smuggling stash house near the Texas border with Mexico. The raid on the house located about five blocks from the Rio Grande River led to the apprehension of 51 migrants.

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Five Migrants Rescued from Dehydration Along Texas Border

Border Patrol agents in South Texas carried out multiple rescues of migrants as summertime temperatures approached the century mark. Agents rescued at least four who became distressed or dehydrated after illegally crossing the border from Mexico and one who suffered a snake bite while attempting to sneak around an interior immigration checkpoint.

Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents save life of migrant who was lost without food or water in summer heat. (Photo: U.S. Border Patrol/Laredo Sector)

Three Deported Child Molesters Arrested After Illegally Crossing into Texas

Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents arrested three previously deported child molesters after they illegally crossed the border from Mexico into Texas. This marks the eleventh time this fiscal year that agents in this sector have stopped illegal aliens convicted of sex crimes against children from successfully making their way into the U.S. interior.

Border Patrol agents arrest an illegal alien who crossed the border from Mexico into Rio Bravo, Texas. File (Photo: Bob Price/Breitbart Texas)

200 Pounds of Meth, Heroin Seized in Texas at Border Crossings

Customs and Border Protection officers in the Laredo and Rio Grande Valley Sector interdicted shipments of methamphetamine and heroin at ports of entry on the Texas-Mexico border. The officers seized more than 200 pounds of the drugs valued at more than $4 million.

Methamphetamine and heroin seized at the Hidalgo Port of Entry. (Photo: U.S. Customs and Border Protection/Hidalgo Port of Entry)

23 Migrants Rescued from Box Trucks at Texas Immigration Checkpoints

Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents continue to see an increase in human smuggling activity relating to commercial trucks. Over the Memorial Day weekend, agents assigned to interior immigration checkpoints rescued 23 migrants in two separate incidents who had been locked in the rear of commercial box trucks.

Laredo North Station Border Patrol agents assigned to the Interstate 35 immigration checkpoint find a group of migrants locked in a box truck over the Memorial Day weekend. (Photo: U.S. Border Patrol/Laredo Sector)

Stolen Firearms Recovered by Border Patrol in Texas

Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents seized two stolen firearms in as many incidents near the U.S.-Mexico Border in South Texas. The two incidents led to the recovery of a stolen rifle and pistol in two consecutive days.

Laredo South Station Border Patrol agents recovered a stolen rifle near the Texas-Mexico border. (Photo: U.S. Border Patrol/Laredo Sector)

6 Migrants Apprehended in Texas at Border, Smuggler Escaped

Cartel-connected human smugglers led multiple law enforcement agencies on a lengthy vehicle pursuit as they attempted to avoid apprehension. The pursuit ended at the banks of the Rio Grande in Laredo, Texas, and the smuggler, along with five other migrants, fled across the river to Mexico. Border Patrol agents apprehended six others before they could escape.

Six illegal aliens and their human smuggler abscond to Mexico after a lengthy vehicle pursuit in South Texas. (Photo: U.S. Border Patrol/Laredo Sector)

Injured, Abandoned Migrant Woman Rescued in Texas near Border

Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents rescued an injured migrant woman after human smugglers abandoned her. Laredo Sector officials report a significant increase in the number of rescues this fiscal year despite an overall dramatic drop in illegal border crossings due to the Coronavirus.

Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents provided first aid to a Mexican illegal alien who became injured after illegally entering the United States. (Photo: U.S. Border Patrol/Laredo Sector)

48 Migrants Found in Two Tractor-Trailer Busts near Texas-Mexico Border

Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents stopped two human smuggling attempts involving tractor-trailer rigs at an interior immigration checkpoint near the Texas border with Mexico. The interactions led to the apprehension of 48 migrants and two U.S. citizens for an investigation related to human smuggling.

Laredo North Station Border Patrol agents apprehend 36 illegal aliens locked inside a tractor-trailer rig at the Interstate 35 immigration checkpoint. (Photo: Laredo Sector/U.S. Border Patrol)