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Convicted Murderer and Sex Offender Arrested in Rio Grande Valley

Release Date: 
June 26, 2020

EDINBURG, Texas, – Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol agents arrest two illegal aliens with  previous convictions for murder and sexual related crimes.

Last night, a Mexican national was apprehended near Havana, Texas, by agents from the McAllen station. During processing, records checks on the subject revealed an arrest by the Minneapolis Police Department for Criminal Sex Condunct-4th Degree-Victim 16-17/Victim Mental Impair/Helpless. He was later convicted and sentenced to 24 months confinement. 

Earlier the same day, a Mexican national was apprehended by McAllen Station Border Patrol Agents near Mission, Texas. Record checks revealed the subject had been arrested by the San Antonio Police Department for Capital Murder. He was later convicted and the presiding judge sentenced him to 20 years confinement.

Both subjects were referred for prosecution.

The public is encouraged to take a stand against crime in their communities and report suspicious activity at 800-863-9382.

Even with the spread of the COVID-19 virus, human smugglers continue to try these brazen attempts with zero regard for the lives they endanger nor to the health of the citizens of our great nation.  The U.S. Border Patrol agents of the Rio Grande Valley Sector will continue to safeguard the nation and community against these criminal elements.

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Last modified: 
June 26, 2020