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Multiple Criminal Migrants Arrested

Release Date: 
April 8, 2022

EDINBURG, Texas – Rio Grande Valley Sector agents arrested five gang members, a criminal migrant with a conviction for a child related crime, and a Mexican national with a conviction for kidnapping.

On April 3, McAllen Border Patrol Station (MCS) agents apprehended six subjects near the Rio Grande in Abram.  Record checks on a Mexican national revealed he is a Paisas gang member. The subject has convictions for assault causing bodily injury and was sentenced to 90 days confinement. The subject also served 30 months incarceration for being unlawfully present in the U.S after a deportation. 

MCS agents apprehended four migrants near La Joya on April 4.  One migrant, a Honduran citizen, was identified as an 18th Street gang member. 

Later that morning, MCS agents apprehended three migrants and identified another 18th Street gang member within the group.  The migrant is a citizen of El Salvador.  

Also on April 4, MCS agents encountered a group of 22 migrants. One migrant, a Honduran citizen, was identified as a Mara-Salvatrucha (MS-13) gang member with an extensive criminal history to include murder, attempted murder, driving under the influence, and disorderly conduct.

On April 5, MCS agents apprehended five subjects near Mission. During processing, record checks on a Salvadoran national revealed he was convicted of indecency with a child in 2019 and sentenced to two years incarceration.

Brownsville Border Patrol Station agents apprehended six subjects near Brownsville on April 7. Record checks revealed a Mexican national among the group was arrested in 2010 by the FBI in Houston for kidnapping an adult for ransom.  He was convicted and sentenced to 11 years and three months confinement and subsequently removed from the U.S.

Today, MCS processing agents discovered another MS-13 gang member from El Salvador.

All subjects were processed accordingly.

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Last modified: 
April 8, 2022