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Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol Arrests Gang Members and Criminals

Release Date: 
December 26, 2019

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

On Thursday, Falfurrias agents responded to a call from the Premont, Texas, Police Department after they conducted a traffic stop resulting in eight illegal aliens being arrested. Record checks revealed one of the subjects, a Honduran national, was arrested by the New York Police Department for Sexual abuse of a minor. Nunez was convicted of an Act In manner Injure Child less than 17 on May of 2014 and sentenced to 364 days confinement.

On Sunday, McAllen agents arrested a Honduran national near Sullivan City, Texas, after attempting to illegally enter the country. During an interview the subject self-admitted to being an active Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) gang member.

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: 
December 26, 2019