EDINBURG, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Rio Grande Valley Sector continue to arrest criminals and gang members.
Agents assigned to the Rio Grande City and Weslaco Stations apprehended three men this weekend with criminal pasts or gang ties. The subjects arrested included a male U.S. citizen, a male El Salvadoran, and a male Honduran. During processing, record checks revealed that their charges included a conviction for attempted murder, a conviction of indecency with a child, and confirmed membership in the 18th Street Gang. Their cases are being referred to the Rio Grande Valley Sector Prosecutions office.
The Rio Grande Valley Sector is part of the South Texas Campaign, 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.