EDINBURG, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley arrest multiple sex offenders and gang members with significant criminal histories.
Saturday, Weslaco agents arrested a Salvadoran male near Pharr, Texas. During processing, record checks confirmed the illegal alien is a Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) gang member with an aggravated homicide arrest warrant in El Salvador.
Wednesday, agents from the McAllen station arrested a Honduran man in Hidalgo, Texas. During processing, record checks revealed the man is a confirmed 18th Street Gang member.
Shortly thereafter, McAllen Border Patrol Agents working in Hidalgo, Texas arrested a Salvadoran male. Record checks revealed the man is a confirmed Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) gang member.
That same day, McAllen agents arrested a Mexican man near Los Ebanos, Texas. Record checks revealed a previous arrest by the Tukwila, Washington Police Department for rape of a child. The subject received 41 months’ confinement and three years’ probation.
A few hours later, Rio Grande City agents arrested a Salvadoran male near Roma, Texas. Record checks revealed a previous arrest by the Aurora Police Department and charged with sexual assault of a child. The man received three years confinement.
Thursday, McAllen Border Patrol Agents arrested a Mexican man in Sullivan City, Texas. Record checks revealed a previous arrest and charge for involuntary manslaughter by the Hickory Police Department in North Carolina. The man received three years confinement.
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.
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.