LAREDO, Texas – On August 15, 2017, Border Patrol agents arrested a Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) gang member near Hebbronville, Texas. The subject, Andres Oliva-Ayala, was encountered with a group of four illegal aliens that were attempting to be smuggled further into the United States. The subject had an extensive criminal history, which included a felony conviction for possession of a controlled substance and firearm where he received a 30-year jail sentence. The subject, from El Salvador, had been previously deported from the United States in 2004.
To report suspicious activity such as alien and/or drug smuggling, contact the Laredo Sector Border Patrol toll free telephone number at 1-800-343-1994.
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.