EDINBURG, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Rio Grande Valley Sector have arrested several convicted felons during numerous operations over the last two days.
On Tuesday, agents assigned to the Kingsville Border Patrol Station apprehended an adult male Salvadoran national near Sarita, Texas. During processing, record checks revealed that the subject was convicted of voluntary manslaughter by the Los Angeles, California Superior Court and sentenced to 8 years imprisonment. On the same day, agents assigned to the Brownsville Border Patrol Station apprehended an adult male Mexican national near Brownsville, Texas. During processing, record checks revealed that the subject had a previous conviction for Possession of Child Pornography by the Galveston County, Texas Sheriff’s Office.
On Wednesday, agents from the McAllen, Falfurrias and Weslaco Stations each arrested convicted criminals with crimes ranging from sexual abuse of a child, aggravated criminal sexual abuse and aggravated robbery/aggravated homicide.
All individuals arrested are screened through various databases such as the National Crime Information Center, the Central Index System, the Automated Biometric Identification System and the Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System, to name a few. This technological capability allows Border Patrol to rapidly identify and subsequently seek the greatest consequence against these types of individuals.
The Rio Grande Valley Sector is part of the South Texas Corridor, which leverages federal, state and local resources to combat transnational criminal organizations. To report suspicious activity, call the sector’s toll-free telephone number at 800-863-9382.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.