Edinburg, Texas - U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Rio Grande Valley sector have arrested several individuals over the past three days who were being sought by other law enforcement agencies.
Monday morning Brownsville agents working along the Rio Grande apprehended a group of four people who were attempting to illegally enter the U.S. The group was transported to the station for processing. Once at the Border Patrol station all subjects' fingerprints were submitted for query.
It was at that time agents determined one of the men is wanted by the Mexican authorities for escaping from La Paloma Prison in Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas. While charges in Mexico are pending on this individual, he will face charges of illegal entry into the U.S.
Sunday, agents from the McAllen station took custody of a Mexican man who was illegally present in the U.S. Checks conducted on the man indicated he was wanted in Waukegan, Ill., on three counts of murder. The man has been turned over to the Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office pending extradition.
Saturday, agents working in Falfurrias arrested a Mexican national wanted for vehicular homicide with a warrant out of Atlanta, Ga. He was turned over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
"Agents from the Rio Grande Valley Sector continue to make our communities and nation safer by identifying these dangerous people before they have the opportunity to commit any other crimes against the American people," Chief Patrol Agent Rosendo Hinojosa said.
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.