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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