Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol arrests 18th Street gang member posing as a family unit
EDINBURG, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol Agents across the Rio Grande Valley arrested two members of the 18th street gang and a United States citizen sexual predator.
On Monday, agents assigned to the Falfurrias station arrested a United States citizen attempting to smuggle two illegal aliens through the checkpoint. The man’s record revealed that he was arrested by the Austin Police Department in 2002 for indecency with a child sexual contact. The man was convicted and sentenced to two years probation.
Also on Monday, McAllen agents apprehended a Salvadoran national near Granjeno, Texas. The man entered the country illegally with his minor son. His record later revealed that he is a member of the 18th Street gang.
Yesterday, Falfurrias agents arrested a Salvadoran national whose records showed that he is a member of the 18th Street gang.
The men will be processed accordingly.
The public is encouraged to take a stand against crime in their communities and report 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.