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Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol arrests Gang Member and Criminal Alien

Release Date: 
January 30, 2019

EDINBURG, Texas – Border Patrol agents continue to encounter and arrest gang members and convicted criminal aliens in the Rio Grande Valley.

Saturday, McAllen agents working near Hidalgo, Texas, arrested a Salvadoran male after entering the country illegally. During processing, record checks revealed the man is an active MS-13 gang member.

Monday morning, agents from the McAllen Border Patrol Station apprehended a group of eight illegal aliens near Mission, Texas, shortly after entering the United States. Record checks for a Guatemalan male revealed an arrest and conviction for Attempted Murder-2nd degree in the state of New York. The presiding judge sentenced the man to five years confinement.

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: 
January 30, 2019