Mission, Texas - U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Rio Grande Valley in Texas apprehended an 18th Street gang member Thursday.
The agents encountered the man while conducting patrol operations near Mission and he admitted he was illegally in the United States. The man was transported to the McAllen station where agents noticed he had numerous tattoos consistent with 18th Street gang affiliation. The man admitted to having ties to the 18th Street gang, which is considered to be the second largest gang in Los Angeles.
The man will be processed for removal to his country of origin.
To report suspicious activity, contact the Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol Sector's toll-free telephone number at 1-800-863-9382.