Salvadoran National Previously Deported
Eagle Pass, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Eagle Pass South Station arrested a member of the Mara Salvatrucha, MS-13, criminal gang, who had been previously deported.
“Violent criminals continue to illegally cross the border and attempt to make their way farther into the United States,” said Del Rio Sector Acting Chief Patrol Agent Matthew J. Hudak. “Our agents do a remarkable job of preventing these types of criminals from entering and harming our communities.”
On Feb. 23, Border Patrol agents conducting linewatch operations near Eagle Pass, apprehended a 29-year-old Salvadoran national. Records checks revealed he was deported from the United States in November of 2018 and is a self-admitted member of the notorious MS-13 gang.
The man 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.
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.