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Five criminal aliens arrested over Memorial Day Holiday in the Rio Grande Valley

Release Date: 
May 30, 2018

EDINBURG, Texas – On Friday, McAllen agents arrested a Guatemalan national near La Joya, Texas as he attempted to illegally enter the United States. Record checks later confirmed the man is an active member of the 18th Street Gang.

Gang member with MS 13 written on his back
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That same day, agents stopped a Honduran man near Brownsville, Texas whose records confirmed he is an active member of the Mara-Salvatrucha (MS-13) gang.

On Saturday, McAllen agents apprehended a Honduran man near Los Ebanos, Texas who had been previously arrested by the Fairfax County, Virginia Sheriff’s Office for sexual assault of a child between 13 to 14 years of age. The man was convicted and sentenced to five years in prison.

On Sunday, McAllen agents encountered a Salvadoran man near Cuevitas, Texas whose records indicated he is an active member of the MS-13 gang.

Early Monday morning, agents arrested a Salvadoran man near Hidalgo, Texas whose criminal history indicated he was charged and convicted of a second degree sex offense in Charles County, Maryland where he was sentenced to 20 years confinement but released after six years.

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 30, 2018