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Busted in the Rio Grande Valley: Killer, sex offenders who preyed on children, gang member

Release Date: 
December 21, 2017

EDINBURG, Texas – On Friday, December 15, 2017, agents assigned to the Fort Brown Border Patrol Station caught a Mexican national near Brownsville, Texas. Record checks revealed that the male subject was convicted in Connecticut for Vehicular Manslaughter. He was sentenced to 10 years in prison.

Later that evening, Falfurrias agents apprehended a criminal alien amongst a group of 25 undocumented subjects who were involved in an ill-fated tractor trailer human smuggling attempt at the Falfurrias Checkpoint. A criminal history check disclosed that the immigrant was convicted in 2013 of Sexual Assault of a Child. The subject was sentenced to five years of confinement.

On December 18, Weslaco agents nabbed a Salvadoran national near Hidalgo, Texas. Record checks showed that the male subject was convicted in California for Lewd or Lascivious Acts with a Child Under 14. He was sentenced to one year in jail and five years of probation.

The next day, Kingsville agents took down a male Salvadoran national near Sarita, Texas. During processing, the subject self-admitted to being a member of the notoriously deadly Mara Salvatrucha gang, also known as MS-13.

All subjects are being processed 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 21, 2017