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A convicted murderer and two confirmed gang members detained in the Rio Grande Valley

Release Date: 
May 31, 2018

EDINBURG, Texas – Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol agents continue to encounter criminalsAgents from the Rio GZrande Valley continue to encounter criminals and gang members attempting to enter the United States illegally.

On Tuesday, agents assigned to the Fort Brown Border Patrol Station apprehended an adult male Honduran national near Brownsville, Texas. In addition to a prior order of removal, his record revealed that in December 2002, he was arrested by the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Police Department and charged with murder. The man was convicted in April 2004 and sentenced to a minimum of 10 years and maximum of 30 years’ confinement.

That same day, Rio Grande City agents arrested a Salvadoran national near Roma, Texas. His record checks disclosed that the subject is a confirmed 18th Street Gang member.                

Yesterday, agents assigned to the McAllen, Texas Border Patrol Station apprehended a man from El Salvador near Hidalgo, Texas. Record checks confirmed him as a member of the Mara-Salvatrucha Gang (MS-13).

All subjects will be 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: 
May 31, 2018