Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol arrests three MS-13 gang members
EDINBURG, Texas – Agents across the Rio Grande Valley arrested three members of the Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) gang.
On Friday, agents assigned to the Weslaco station arrested a Salvadoran man near Hidalgo, Texas. His records revealed that the man is a member of the MS-13 gang.
Saturday, McAllen agents apprehended a Salvadoran national near Granjeno, Texas. The man entered the country illegally with his
minor daughter. His record later revealed that he is a member of the MS-13 gang.
Later that day, Rio Grande City agents arrested a Salvadoran national whose records showed that he is a member of the MS-13 gang.
The men will be processed accordingly.
“The Rio Grande Valley continues to encounter instances where criminal aliens are attempting to circumvent the system,” said Chief Patrol Agent Manuel Padilla, Jr. “We will remain vigilant and focused in identifying these criminal elements.”
The public is encouraged to take a stand against crime in their communities and report suspicious activity 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.