EDINBURG, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Rio Grande Valley Sector arrested several criminal aliens attempting to illegally enter the United States.
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.
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.
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 the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.