On February 6, 2018, U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested six subjects following in a bank robbery in Laredo, Texas.
Border Patrol agents were placed on high alert after receiving information from the Laredo Police Department of a robbery in progress in Laredo, Texas.
Less than an hour later, Agents at the Border Patrol Checkpoint on Highway 59 encountered a black Toyota Camry at the primary inspection lane.
The driver and four passengers were referred to secondary inspection after a Border Patrol canine alerted to the vehicle and matching the description of a lookout from the Laredo Police Department.
Upon further search of the vehicle resulted in the seizure of $88,220.00 in currency located inside the trunk.
The driver and four passengers, all United States Citizens, were arrested.
A sixth person was also arrested at the Border Patrol Checkpoint in connection with the bank robbery.
The subjects, currency and two vehicles were turned over to the Laredo Police Department.
“The results of this case exemplify the outstanding cooperation between law enforcement partners in South Texas,” said Acting Chief Patrol Agent Jason D. Owens of the Laredo Sector Border Patrol.
“I am very proud of the dedicated work by the men and women of the U.S. Border Patrol and the Laredo Police Department who keep our community safe.”
To report suspicious activity such as alien and/or drug smuggling, contact the Laredo Sector Border Patrol toll free telephone number at 1-800-343-1994.
(Learn More. The United States Border Patrol is a multi-tasked federal law enforcement agency that has been securing the border since 1924. The mission of the United States Border Patrol is to preventing terrorist and terrorist weapons from entering the United States and at the same time preventing the illegal entry of aliens into this country; and we do this by enforcing the Immigration Laws of this nation. The Laredo Sector Border Patrol is responsible for securing 171 miles of river border and keeping our communities safe through the deployment of personnel, technology and infrastructure. Courtesy of U.S. Customs and Border Protection and YouTube)