EDINBURG, Texas – Yesterday, Border Patrol agents across the Rio Grande Valley arrested four gang members and two sex offenders.
Fort Brown agents arrested a Mexican national near Brownsville, Texas. The man’s criminal record revealed he was arrested in January, 2017, by the Neptune Township Police Department in New Jersey. He was charged with Sexual Assault of a Victim 13-15 Years of Age and Endangering Sexual Conduct with Indictment/Accusation. On February, 2018, the subject was convicted and sentenced to 200 days confinement and one year probation.
McAllen agents arrested a Guatemalan man near Hidalgo, Texas. His records showed a criminal conviction for Rape/Assault. He was sentenced to three years confinement.
In two different incidents, Falfurrias agents arrested 3 Salvadoran nationals. All of the subjects’ records revealed that they are active members of the Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) gang.
Also in Falfurrias, agents arrested another Salvadoran national whose records checks revealed him as a member of the 18th Street gang.
All subjects will be processed accordingly and their prior orders of removal will be reinstated.
The public is encouraged to take a stand against crime in their communities and to help save lives by reporting suspicious activity 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.