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Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol Arrests multiple MS-13 Gang Members

Release Date: 
October 25, 2018

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

Sunday night, Brownsville agents arrested four illegal aliens after entering the United States. During processing, record checks on a Mexican man confirmed the illegal alien is a Mara Salvatrucha gang member with an extensive criminal history to include robbery and aggravated assault.  

Monday evening, McAllen agents apprehended a Salvadoran female in Granjeno, Texas. During processing, record checks revealed the illegal alien to be an active member of the notorious Mara Salvatrucha gang.

Tuesday, Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol agents and multiple law enforcement agencies arrested 40 illegal aliens after conducting a welfare checks on a residence.  Record checks for one of the illegal aliens revealed he is a member of the Mara Salvatrucha gang with multiple charges involving assault with a dangerous weapon in aid of racketeering and was sentenced to 56 months confinement in the state of New York.

Wednesday morning, McAllen agents arrested a Salvadoran male in Hidalgo, Texas. During processing, record checks revealed the man to be a Mara Salvatrucha gang member with a prior arrest in the state of Maryland involving a handgun. Subject was sentenced to 111 days confinement.

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: 
October 25, 2018