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Border Patrol Agents Apprehend MS-13 Gang Member in Eagle Pass

Release Date: 
February 20, 2019

Honduran National Previously Deported

Eagle Pass, Texas U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Eagle Pass Station arrested a member of the Mara Salvatrucha, MS-13, criminal gang, who had been deported.

“Violent criminals continue to illegally cross the border and attempt to enter the United States,” said Del Rio Sector Acting Chief Patrol Agent Matthew J. Hudak. “Our agents remain vigilant to prevent these types of criminals from entering and harming our communities.”

On Feb. 18, Border Patrol agents conducting linewatch operations near Eagle Pass apprehended a 35-year-old Honduran national. Records checks revealed he was deported from the United States in 2006 and is a confirmed member of the notorious MS-13 gang.

The individual’s prior order of removal will be reinstated, and he faces prosecution under 8 USC § 1326 – reentry after deportation, which carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison.

The Del Rio Border Patrol Sector is part of the Joint Task Force-West South Texas Corridor, which leverages federal, state and local resources to combat transnational criminal organizations.  To report suspicious activity call the Del Rio Sector’s toll free number at 1-866-511-8727.

Last modified: 
February 3, 2021