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Four MS-13 Gang Members Arrested in the Rio Grande Valley Within 14 Hours

Release Date: 
November 12, 2021

EDINBURG, Texas – Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol Sector (RGV) agents arrested four Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) gang members and two other migrants previously arrested for sexual crimes. 

Within a 14-hour time span, RGV agents arrested four individuals actively involved in gangs. All four subjects were identified as MS-13 gang members. Record checks revealed two of the gang members have been previously deported from the United States. 

On Nov. 9, Brownsville Border Patrol Station agents apprehended one subject after he illegally entered the United States near McAllen, Texas. At the station, records checks revealed the 37-year-old Guatemalan national was convicted of lewd lascivious behavior of a child younger than 16 years old. The subject was sentenced to more than 21 months confinement. 

On Nov. 12, Rio Grande City Border Patrol agents apprehended a group of six migrants near Roma. Record checks revealed one of the subjects has an active warrant for his arrest out of Orange County in Florida for lascivious battery. 

All subjects were processed accordingly. 

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

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Last modified: 
November 12, 2021