EDINBURG, Texas – Recently, Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol agents arrested a Mara Salvatrucha gang member, and a wanted child predator.
On Thursday, Rio Grande City agents working near Roma, Texas, arrested a Salvadoran national after entering the U.S. illegally. During processing, record checks indicated the man is a member of the Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) gang.
On Sunday, Brownsville agents arrested a Mexican national after entering the United States illegally. During processing, record checks revealed the man has an outstanding arrest warrant in Georgia. The Tifton Police Department issued a warrant for his arrest for Statutory rape and child molestation. Subject will be extradited by federal authorities to Georgia.
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 official ports of entry. CBP is charged with securing the borders of the United States while enforcing hundreds of laws and facilitating lawful trade and travel.