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Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol arrests criminal aliens

Release Date: 
October 11, 2018

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. 

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Last modified: 
October 11, 2018