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RGV Border Patrol Agents Arrest Three Criminal Migrants

Release Date: 
October 21, 2021

EDINBURG, Texas – Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol (RGV) agents arrested two Mara-Salvatrucha (MS-13) gang members and an 18th Street gang member.  

On Oct. 20, Falfurrias Border Patrol Station (FLF) agents apprehended a group of 13 migrants near Encino. Record checks on a migrant from El Salvador revealed he is a MS-13 gang member and has pending charges for homicide, fraud, and trespassing in New York.  

Later that afternoon, FLF agents apprehended two migrants in the brush near Falfurrias. Record checks on a migrant from El Salvador revealed he is a MS-13 gang member and has a criminal arrest for homicide in El Salvador.  

Then in the evening, MCS agents apprehended a group of 61 migrants near Hidalgo. Record checks on a migrant from El Salvador revealed he is an 18th Street gang member. He was also apprehended and removed from the United States last month.  

All subjects were processed accordingly. 

The public is encouraged to take a stand against crime in their communities and report suspicious activity at 800-863-9382. 

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Last modified: 
October 21, 2021