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.
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.