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Criminal Migrants Arrested in RGV Over the Weekend

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EDINBURG, Texas – Over the weekend, Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol Sector (RGV) agents arrest three sex offenders and a gang member.

Friday morning, McAllen Border Patrol Station (MCS) agents working in Havana, Texas, arrested a 38-year-old male traveling within a group of migrants comprised of mostly families. Records checks identified the Guatemalan national as a sex offender arrested in 2002 for sexual abuse of a minor, a third-degree felony. The migrant was convicted and sentenced to two years’ probation.

Friday afternoon, MCS agents apprehended a group of 18 single adults shortly after they illegally entered the United States. Among the group, was a Honduran national convicted of criminal sexual conduct with a victim between 13-15 years of age in Minnesota. The 35-year-old migrant was sentenced to ten years’ probation and 114 days confinement for the 4th degree felony.

Saturday evening, Fort Brown Border Patrol Station agents arrested a Nicaraguan man within a group of seven subjects after they illegally entered the United States. The 33-year-old migrant was arrested in 2008 in Ventura, California, and charged with sex with a minor more than three years younger. He was convicted and sentenced to ten days in jail and 36 months’ probation.

This morning, Falfurrias Border Patrol Station agents arrested six migrants in the brush attempting to circumvent the checkpoint. Records checks revealed a Salvadoran man as a confirmed Latin Kings gang member. The subject had multiple previous removals from the United States.

Border Patrol processed all subjects accordingly.

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

Please visit www.cbp.gov to view additional news releases and other information pertaining to Customs and Border Protection.  Follow us on Twitter @CBPRGV, @USBPChiefRGV and @USBPDepChiefRGV.



  • Last Modified: August 9, 2021