EDINBURG, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley continue to encounter criminal aliens.
Thursday evening, McAllen agents arrested a Mexican national near Hidalgo, Texas. During processing, record checks revealed a previous conviction for sexual assault and a two-year prison sentence.
On Friday, agents from the McAllen station apprehended a Mexican national near Los Ebanos, Texas. Record checks revealed an arrest by the Nashville Metropolitan Police Department for aggravated sexual battery - victim under 13. However, the man received a conviction on the lesser charge of assault, offensive or provocative contact and received six months in jail.
The Border Patrol is processing the subjects 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.
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 official ports of entry. CBP is charged with securing the borders of the United States while enforcing hundreds of laws and facilitating lawful trade and travel.