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Previously Deported Rapist Arrested by Border Patrol

Release Date: 
June 17, 2021

EDINBURG, Texas – McAllen Border Patrol Station (MCS) agents arrested a Mara-Salvatrucha (MS-13) and a migrant previously convicted of rape.

Yesterday, a group of 53 migrants mainly composed of families entered the United States illegally near Hidalgo, Texas.  During processing, MCS agents discovered a male Salvadoran national traveling among the group of migrants was a Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) gang member. 

Shortly after, agents assigned to MCS apprehended a group of 17 migrants near Hidalgo, Texas. As they were being processed, it was discovered that a national of El Salvador, was arrested by the Southampton Police Department in New York. He was subsequently convicted for Rape-3nd Degree and sentenced to six years’ probation.  He also has a previous removal from the United States. 

Border Patrol processed the subjects accordingly.

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Last modified: 
June 17, 2021