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Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol Arrests Multiple Criminals Over Last Few Days

Release Date: 
February 4, 2019

EDINBURG, Texas – Over the last few days, Border Patrol Agents arrested three sex offenders and a member of a notorious gang.

Friday, agents from the Falfurrias station arrested a Honduran male near Falfurrias, Texas. His records revealed two previous arrest for sexual related crimes. In 2007, Pasadena, California, Police Department arrested the man and charged him with Sex with Minor 3+ years younger. The judge sentenced the man to three days confinement and 36 months’ probation. In 2009, the Pasadena Police Department arrested the man again, and charged him with Lewd and Lascivious Acts w/Child under 14. The man received a sentence of three years confinement.

Saturday, Falfurrias agents working near Encino, Texas, arrested a group of 16 illegal aliens on private ranchlands. Record checks on a Salvadoran male revealed he is a Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) gang member with a previous arrest of Assault, 3rd Degree. 

In the same group, a second man’s record checks, who was later identified as a Guatemalan national, revealed an arrest and conviction in the state of California for Lewd and Lascivious Acts w/Minor under 14 years of age. The presiding judge sentenced the man to six years in prison.

Saturday afternoon, McAllen agents working in Mission, Texas, arrested a Salvadoran male after he entered the United States. During processing, record checks revealed a previous arrest and conviction for Statutory Sexual Seduction in the state of Nevada.

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: 
February 4, 2019