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Laredo Police Department reportedly received tips of the two women soliciting business on social media through the department’s mobile application, which has an option on the tip form particularly for violations of the special COVID-19 order.

Undercover police reportedly made contact with Ana Isabel Castro-Garcia, 31 years old, who allegedly agreed to provide the officer with nail services out of her own home.

Police arrested her after she offered her services.

A similar arrest was made of Brenda Stephany Mata, 20, who offered to provide eyelash services to undercover police.

Both women were reportedly transported to the Webb County Jail.

Under the current city order, violators of the ordinance are subject to a Class B misdemeanor (except for violations of the face-covering mandate, which is considered a Class C misdemeanor) and a fine of up to $1,000 or confinement of up to 180 days.

Since then, the Laredo Police have been busy enforcing the rules of the order.

On Good Friday alone, for instance, the department said that it had received 82 complaints of violations, conducted 960 business checks, and issued 151 citations.


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