Laredo, Texas - U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Zapata Station assisted the Zapata County Sheriff’s Office (ZCSO) with the apprehension of nine individuals.

On the night of November 19, agents received a call for assistance from ZCSO deputies regarding a vehicle pursuit that had resulted in a bailout in Zapata, Texas.  The deputies had two individuals in custody who were determined by the agents to be Mexican nationals illegally within the United States. 

A search of the area led to the apprehension of seven more illegal aliens; another from Mexico and six from Guatemala.  All nine illegal aliens were taken into custody by U.S. Border Patrol and processed accordingly; ZCSO seized the vehicle. 

To report suspicious activity such as alien and/or drug smuggling, download the “USBP Laredo Sector” App or contact the Laredo Sector Border Patrol toll free at 1-800-343-1994.  Photographs related to this story can also be viewed on the mobile App.