EDINBURG, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Rio Grande Valley Sector arrested a man with an outstanding murder warrant in Mexico and two sex offenders over the weekend. All were attempting to illegally enter the United States.
Agents assigned to the Weslaco, Texas Border Patrol Station apprehended an adult male Mexican national. During processing, record checks revealed that the subject has an outstanding felony warrant for homicide in the state of Tamaulipas, Mexico. The Government of Mexico has confirmed the warrant and will take custody of the individual.
The sex offenders, who are both Mexican nationals, were arrested by agents assigned to the McAllen and Falfurrias stations. The agents later discovered that both men had previous convictions for sexual offenses, including lewd and lascivious acts with a child under 14, and rape and forcible compulsion.
The Rio Grande Valley Sector is part of the South Texas Campaign, which leverages federal, state and local resources to combat transnational criminal organizations. To report suspicious activity, call the sector’s toll-free telephone number 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 the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.