Border Patrol Arrests Criminal Aliens in the RIo Grande Valley
EDINBURG, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley Sector identify and arrest an MS-13 gang member and a sex offender in separate incidents.
On August 14, 2019, agents apprehended a group of twelve subjects attempting to illegally enter the United States near Rio Grande City, Texas. During record checks, agents discovered one of the subjects is a member of the Mara Salvatrucha gang, commonly referred to as MS-13.
On August 15, 2019, Falfurrias agents patrolling in Brooks County encountered a group of ten illegal aliens attempting to circumvent the immigration checkpoint. During processing, record checks on one of the subjects revealed a July 2016 arrest in Wyoming, Michigan, for criminal sexual assault of a victim between 13 – 15 years of age and accosting children for immoral purposes. The man pled guilty to both charges and received a sentence of one year in prison.
Both subjects will be processed 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.