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.
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.