EDINBURG, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley arrested two gang members over the course of the past week.
Sunday morning, Rio Grande City agents arrested a Salvadoran national near Roma. During processing, records checks revealed the man is an 18th Street Gang member.
Wednesday afternoon, McAllen agents apprehend a group of 39 illegal aliens near Hidalgo. During processing, the Guatemalan male admitted to being a member of the 18th Street Gang.
The Border Patrol is processing the subjects accordingly.
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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.