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Border Patrol agents Continue to Encounter Criminal Aliens in the Rio Grande Valley

Release Date: 
April 9, 2019

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.

The public is encouraged to take a stand against crime in their communities and to help save lives by reporting suspicious activity at 800-863-9382

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Last modified: 
April 9, 2019