EDINBURG, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley Sector arrested two members from dangerous gangs.
Early Thursday morning, Rio Grande City agents working near Roma, Texas, arrested a Salvadoran national after he illegally entered the United States. During processing, record checks revealed he is a member of the Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) gang.
Saturday, McAllen station agents arrested a Salvadoran national whose record checks revealed he is a member of the 18th Street Gang.
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 official ports of entry. CBP is charged with securing the borders of the United States while enforcing hundreds of laws and facilitating lawful trade and travel.