Border Patrol agents Continue to Encounter Criminal Aliens in the Rio Grande Valley
EDINBURG, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley arrested two gang members and a sex offender in three days.
On Thursday afternoon, agents apprehended a Salvadoran national on a local ranch near Kingsville, Texas. During processing, record checks confirmed the subject is a member of the Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) gang.
On Friday morning, agents patrolling the Rio Grande arrested four illegal aliens near Roma, Texas. During processing, record checks on one of the men revealed he is a member of the MS-13 gang with a previous conviction for voluntary manslaughter in DeKalb County, Georgia.
Early Saturday morning, McAllen agents apprehended a group of 12 illegal aliens who attempted to illegally enter the United States near La Joya, Texas. While processing the group, record checks on one of the men revealed a previous arrest and conviction for sexual assault on child in Harris County, Texas.
The Border Patrol is processing the subjects accordingly.
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.