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Border Patrol Apprehends Gang Members in the Rio Grande Valley

Release Date: 
January 6, 2020

EDINBURG, Texas – Border Patrol arrested two men affiliated with notorious gangs.

On Wednesday, agents working near Falfurrias, Texas, arrested a group of nine illegal aliens. During processing, record checks for a Salvadoran national revealed he is a Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) gang member with an arrest for attempted aggravated homicide in El Salvador.

The following day, agents working on the vast ranch lands of Brooks County arrested a Salvadoran national attempting to circumvent the checkpoint. During processing, record checks for the Salvadoran man revealed he is a 18th Street Gang member.

Border Patrol is processing both 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: 
January 6, 2020