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.
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.