Criminal Aliens Continue to Cross into the Rio Grande Valley
EDINBURG, Texas – In the last four days, Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol agents arrested two gang members and a convicted sex offender.
On Monday, McAllen agents working near Hidalgo, Texas, arrested a Salvadoran national whose record checks revealed he is a member of the Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) gang.
On Wednesday, Brownsville Border Patrol agents arrested a Mexican national after he illegally entered the United States. During processing, record checks revealed an arrest by the Harlingen Police Department. The man was charged and convicted for indecency with a child-sexual contact. The man received a sentence of five years confinement.
A few hours later, Corpus Christi Police Department contacted the Corpus Christi Border Patrol station and requested their assistance. At the police station, agents interviewed the man and determined he, a Mexican national, is a lawfully admitted permanent resident with an extensive criminal history. Additionally, it was determined the man is a member of the Mexican Mafia. Agents took custody of the man and transported him to the station where he will be processed for removal.
Border Patrol is processing the men accordingly.
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.