Founded Laredo, Texas 1985

The US Customs Service was created on July 31, 1789, to collect import tariffs. The Investigative Arm was the Customs Agency Service, Customs Agents, and later GS 1811 Criminal Investigators.

Agents served along the Southern Border as did Agents of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms, Bureau of Narcotics, Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs, Immigration Investigators, The Drug Enforcement Administration, and Others.

This website is dedicated to GS 1811 Agents who served on the US/Mexican Border. Those who have been stationed and worked there for at least 3 years, at any time, or had direct supervision over such Agents qualify as Regular Members. We invite others to join us in this fraternal organization as Associate Members.


Hello, Fellow Rats!!!


As most of you know, we will be having the FOBA 2024 Convention in Laredo, Texas next year. It will take place on the weekend of Cinco De Mayo, May 4, 5, and 6, 2024. Arrive on the 4th, and leave on the 7th.  We will be hosted by Jaime, Malena, Joe, and Yvonne. I urge all of you to start making plans now to attend.

Registration for the convention begins at noon on May 4th at the hotel. Check-in/registration is on May 4, poolside.

On May 5 we will hold our annual meeting at the hotel. 

The Hotel will also host a Cinco de Mayo celebration on this day, in which as guests we can participate.  The celebration consists of food and live music among other things.

On May 6, 2024, our dinner with music and dancing, silent auction, 50/50, and raffle is being planned and as soon as we reserve the location, we will let you know.


1. RSVP Please confirm if you will be attending so we can make proper arrangements for sites, room counts, and meals.

2. Book hotel –La Posada –  (956) 722 1701 and/or (800) 444-2099.  The code name is FOBA24, please mention this when making your reservations.

3. Send registration. Fees are $125 per person. As always, early payment is appreciated. 

           Mail check to J/M Kuykendall

                       414 Manor Road

                       Laredo, TX 78041

Please make your reservations at La Posada and send the registration fees as soon as possible. Rooms are $98 per night plus tax which includes an all-American breakfast and free covered parking.  The rate is also good for 2 days before and 2 days after the convention.

The attendance fees for the convention will include, live music, the hospitality room, appetizers, etc.   Please bring raffle items, $1 dollar bills for the LRC games, and your wallet for the 50/50.  

By the way, the hotel offers a free shuttle service from the Airport to the Hotel.  They request a call the day before to let them know the arrival time.

May is a great time to be in Laredo, weather-wise. There are two pools at the hotel so bring your bikinis and speedos! Hope to see you there from May 4th to the 6th, 2024.  

Hasta Luego,

Gil Hinojosa