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Laredo Sector Border Patrol Arrests MS-13 Gang Member

Release Date: 
August 16, 2017

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.

Last modified: 
February 3, 2021