December 04, 2008
Right Side News
Lake Charles, La. – Louisiana State Police officers contacted the Lake Charles, La. Border Patrol station requesting assistance in translating for 31 Spanish speaking subjects at a worksite in Lake Charles. The Louisiana State Police was searching for a fugitive wanted in Texas for homicide.

During the joint investigation it was determined that the wanted subject was not among the group, but 29 of the individuals were illegally present in the United States. The subjects were taken into Border Patrol custody and transported to the Lake Charles Border Patrol station for processing.

During criminal history and fingerprint checks, one of the detainees was found to have an outstanding felony warrant for driving under the influence out of Dallas.

The subject with the warrant was turned over to the Louisiana State Police pending extradition to Dallas. The remaining subjects were processed for detention and removal.

This is another example of how the Border Patrol works closely with state and local agencies protecting communities and the nation’s borders.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation’s borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.