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MS-13 Gang Member Arrested in Alpine, Texas

Release Date: 
March 9, 2020
ALPINE, Texas
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Greg L. Davis, U.S. Customs and Border Protection Public Affairs Specialist, Big Bend Sector gregory.l.davis@cbp.dhs.gov

U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested a known Mara-Salvatrucha (MS-13) gang member south of Alpine, Texas.

MS-13 Gang Member Arrested in Alpine, Texas

 

U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested a known Mara-Salvatrucha (MS-13) gang member south of Alpine, Texas.

 

On March 5, 2020, Border Patrol Agents assigned to the Alpine Station along with deputies from the Brewster County Sheriff’s Office apprehended a group of 16 individuals determined to be in the United States illegally.  The group was apprehended after being tracked for approximately eight hours through difficult terrain.

 

During processing, DIAZ-Flores, Irving Aldemar was identified as a citizen of El Salvador with associations to the MS-13 gang.  Initially, DIAZ provided a false name and claimed to be citizen of Guatemala.

 

DIAZ is being prosecuted for 8 USC 1325, Illegal Entry.  The remainder of the group is being processed according to applicable immigration laws. 

 

 

Big Bend Sector Border Patrol agents, patrol 517 miles of the southwest border, an area that extends from Sierra Blanca, Texas to Sanderson, Texas. The Alpine Station’s area of responsibility includes 157 miles of international border with the Republic of Mexico as well as the vast majority of the 6,193 square miles that comprise Brewster County, Texas.

 

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Last modified: 
February 3, 2021