EDINBURG, Texas – Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol agents arrested a Mara-Salvatrucha (MS-13) gang member, and two migrants previously convicted of sexual crimes involving children.
On Wednesday, McAllen Border Patrol Station (MCS) agents were processing a Salvadoran national when they discovered he is an MS-13 gang member. He was apprehended shortly after illegally entering into the United States in McAllen, Texas.
Yesterday, Rio Grande City Border Patrol Station agents apprehended a group of four migrants near Roma, Texas. During processing, agents discovered one noncitizen, a national of Guatemala, had been previously arrested by the Plano, Texas, Police Department in 2017, for indecency with a child. He was convicted and sentenced to nine years’ probation.
Shortly after, MCS agents apprehended a group of 12 migrants near Mission, Texas. The subjects were taken into custody and transported to the station. At the station, agents discovered one of the subjects, a Honduran national, had been previously arrested by the Marion County, Florida, Sheriff’s Office in 2006, for lewd lascivious behavior – molestation of a victim less than 12 years of age. He was convicted and sentenced to 15 years’ incarceration.
Border Patrol processed the subjects accordingly.
Even with the spread of the COVID-19 virus, human smugglers continue to try these brazen attempts with zero regard for the lives they endanger nor to the health of the citizens of our great nation. The U.S. Border Patrol agents of the Rio Grande Valley Sector will continue to safeguard the nation and community against these criminal elements.
The public is encouraged to take a stand against crime in their communities and report suspicious activity at 800-863-9382.