DEL RIO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Brackettville Border Patrol Station arrested a member of Mara Salvatrucha, also known as MS-13, on Oct. 6. MS-13 is a well-known and often violent transnational criminal organization with members throughout the United States.
“I am immensely proud of the vigilance and professionalism of our agents,” said Del Rio Sector Acting Chief Patrol Agent Matthew J. Hudak. “Every day our agents work to make our communities safer. This arrest is just one example of how we are keeping members of violent gangs off America’s streets.”
During routine patrol, Agents encountered the Honduran national on FM 1908, 15 miles south of Brackettville. After determining the man was an illegal alien, he was transported to the station for processing. The suspect faces a charge of 8 USC 1325 – illegal entry.
The Del Rio Border Patrol Sector is part of the Joint Task Force-West South Texas Corridor, which leverages federal, state and local resources to combat transnational criminal organizations. To report suspicious activity call the Del Rio Sector’s toll free number at 1-866-511-8727.
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 the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.