EDINBURG, Texas – Rio Grande Valley Sector agents arrested two gang members over the holiday weekend.
On Dec. 26, McAllen Border Patrol Station (MCS) agents arrested Adrian Garcia-Miramontes, a Mexican national who was arrested after he illegally entered the United States near Hidalgo, Texas. Criminal records checks revealed him to be a member of the Paisas gang. In 2009, the 44-year-old migrant was arrested by the Hidalgo County Sherriff’s Office for sexual assault and was subsequently found guilty and sentenced to two years’ probation. Garcia-Miramontes has multiple removals from the United States to include his previous encounter in which he was sentenced to 65 months’ confinement.
The next day, MCS agents conducting processing duties identified a Salvadoran national whose records checks revealed his affiliation to the Mara-Salvatrucha gang. In 2016, he was sentenced to one year confinement for unlawful carrying of a weapon in Harris County, Texas and was subsequently removed from the United States.
All subjects were processed accordingly.
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