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Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol agents stop gang members and sex offenders

Release Date: 
June 4, 2018

EDINBURG, Texas – From Rio Grande City to Corpus Christi, U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Agents arrest gang members and sex offenders Rio Grande Valley Sector arrested four child molesters and three gang members.

 On Thursday, May 31, 2018, Weslaco Border Patrol agents arrested an adult male Salvadoran national near McAllen, Texas. Record checks identified the man as an 18th Street gang member. 

That same day, agents assigned to the Corpus Christi Station arrested an adult male Salvadoran national near Goliad, Texas. His record revealed he was also an 18th Street gang member.

On Friday June 1, 2018, Corpus Christi agents encountered an adult male Salvadoran national near Goliad, Texas. His record checks disclosed he is an active member of the Mara Salvatrucha gang (MS13).

 Also on Friday, agents assigned to the Fort Brown Station apprehended an adult male Mexican national near Brownsville, Texas. His record checks showed that in July 2014, he was arrested by the Edinburg, Texas Police Department and charged with Indecency with a Child Sexual Contact.

 On Saturday, McAllen agents apprehended an adult male Honduran national near Hidalgo, Texas.  During processing, his record revealed he was arrested by the Marion County Sheriff’s Department in May 2005 and charged with child molestation. On March 2006, the man was convicted and sentenced to four years confinement.

Later that day, agents assigned to the Weslaco Station apprehended an adult male Honduran national near Alamo, Texas. The man’s record showed that in July 2014, he was arrested by the Dunwoody, Georgia Police Department and charged with child molestation. The Honduran man has a pending felony charge with the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Department, in DeKalb County, Georgia for the aforementioned charge.

Yesterday, agents assigned to the Rio Grande City Station arrested an adult male Salvadoran national near Roma, Texas. His record revealed he was arrested in November 2014, by the Angleton Sheriff’s Office in Angleton, Texas, for Sexual Assault of a Child. The subject was convicted in February 2015 and sentenced to five years confinement.

All subjects will be processed accordingly.

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. 

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Last modified: 
June 4, 2018