EDINBURG, Texas – Border Patrol agents arrest two Mexican nationals with sex-related criminal history.
On Thursday, the Texas Department of Public Safety contacted the Weslaco station and requested assistance on a vehicle stop in Hidalgo, Texas. Upon arrival, agents interviewed the occupants and identified the passengers as being illegally present in the United States. Agents transported the subjects to the station for processing. During processing, record checks for a Mexican national, later identified as Jorge GAMEZ-Salas revealed a prior arrest and conviction in Dallas County for Indecency with a Child. A judge sentenced him to two years confinement.
Two days later, McAllen agents working near Hidalgo, Texas, arrested Fernando LUNA-Mendoza, after illegally entering the United States. During processing, record checks revealed a previous arrest in Henderson County, Texas. LUNA-Mendoza was convicted of aggravated sexual assault of a child, a first-degree felony. The man received five years confinement.
Border Patrol processed all the subjects accordingly.
The public is encouraged to take a stand against crime in their communities and report suspicious activity at 800-863-9382.
Even with the spread of the COVID-19 virus, human smugglers continue to try these brazen attempts with zero regard for the lives they endanger nor to the health of the citizens of our great nation. The U.S. Border Patrol agents of the Rio Grande Valley Sector will continue to safeguard the nation and community against these criminal elements.
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.