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Multiple criminals arrested by Border Patrol in the Rio Grande Valley

Release Date: 
April 23, 2019

EDINBURG, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested multiple criminal aliens over the Easter holiday weekend.

On Friday, McAllen agents working near Mission, Texas, arrested a Mexican national whose record checks revealed an arrest by the Gwinnett County Police Department in Lewisville, Georgia. The police arrested the man and charged him with possession of a firearm during a commission of a felony/kidnapping. The presiding judge sentenced the man to 10 years confinement.

That same day, McAllen agents working near Abram, Texas, arrested a Salvadoran national after he entered the United States illegally. During processing, record checks revealed he is a Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) gang member. Additionally, record checks revealed a warrant of arrest in the state of Minnesota for burglary.

Saturday morning, Rio Grande City agents working near Roma, Texas, arrested a Salvadoran national whose record checks revealed he is an 18th Street Gang member.

Later, McAllen agents working near Mission, Texas, arrested a Salvadoran national whose record checks revealed multiple arrests in California.  His record revealed an arrest and conviction for sexual battery, annoy/molest under 18 and force/assault with a dangerous weapon not firearm. The presiding judge sentenced the man to three years probation.  Additionally, record checks revealed he is a Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) gang member.

Sunday evening, McAllen agents working near Mission, Texas, arrested a Mexican national after he entered the United States illegally. During processing, record checks revealed multiple immigration violations along with an arrest and conviction for rape in the state of Ohio.

A few hours later, Falfurrias agents working on the vast ranch lands of Brooks County, arrested a Mexican national attempting to circumvent the checkpoint. During processing, record checks revealed multiple arrests including indecent assault and corruption/endangerment of a child in the state of Pennsylvania.

The Border Patrol is processing the subjects accordingly.

The public is encouraged to take a stand against crime in their communities and to help save lives by reporting suspicious activity at 800-863-9382

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Last modified: 
April 23, 2019