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Border Patrol Arrests Sex Offenders and a Gang Member in the Rio Grande Valley

Release Date: 
December 10, 2018

EDINBURG, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley arrested two sex offenders and a gang member in separate incidents. 

Friday, agents from the Fort Brown Station working near Brownsville, Texas, arrested a Salvadoran man whose record checks confirmed as a Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) gang member.

That same day, McAllen Border Patrol agents working near Mission, Texas, arrested a Salvadoran national after he illegally entered the United States. During processing, record checks revealed an extensive criminal history to include an arrest and conviction in Lynchburg, Virginia, for indecent liberties with a child.  The man received a sentence of one-year confinement.

Today, agents working near Rio Grande City, Texas, arrested a Mexican man after a failed narcotic smuggling attempt. During processing, record checks revealed a previous arrest by the Starr County Sheriff’s Office for sexual assault of a child.

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: 
December 10, 2018