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Five criminal illegal aliens arrested by Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol

Release Date: 
September 27, 2017

EDINBURG, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Rio Grande Valley Sector arrested several criminal aliens attempting to illegally enter the United States.

MS-13 Member Chest Tattoo
MS-13 Member Chest Tattoo

On Tuesday, McAllen agents arrested a Salvadoran national near Hidalgo, Texas. Records checks confirmed he was a member of the 18th Street Gang, a notoriously violent Los Angeles street gang comprised primarily of illegal immigrants.

Later that day, agents assigned to the Rio Grande City Station encountered and arrested a Brazilian woman near Roma, Texas as she attempted to sneak into the United States. It was later discovered that she had been arrested by the State Police in Burlington County, New Jersey for manslaughter and was sentenced to four years in prison.

On Wednesday, Kingsville agents arrested a Mexican man near Sarita, Texas who admitted to being member of the notoriously deadly Mara Salvatrucha gang, also known as MS-13.

On Thursday, agents assigned to the McAllen Station arrested a Mexican national near Hidalgo, Texas. It was later discovered the man was previously arrested by the New Haven, Connecticut Police Department for 4th degree sexual assault and was sentenced to one year of prison confinement.

MS-13 Member back tattoo
MS-13 Member back tattoo

On Monday, September 25, Falfurrias agents arrested a Salvadoran man near Falfurrias, Texas. While processing the subject, he confirmed he was a member of the 18th Street Gang.

All subjects are being 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.

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

Last modified: 
September 28, 2017