EDINBURG, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley arrested a homicide suspect and a sex offender.
Wednesday, agents from the McAllen station arrested a Mexican national near Havana, Texas, who entered the United States illegally. Record checks revealed an active felony warrant for homicide in Mexico.
Wednesday night, McAllen agents arrested a Mexican national after he illegally entered the United States near Abram, Texas. During processing, record checks revealed he had been arrested by the Knoxville, Tennessee Police Department for solicitation and attempted sexual battery. The man was convicted on both charges and sentenced to 11 months and 29 days confinement.
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.
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 official ports of entry. CBP is charged with securing the borders of the United States while enforcing hundreds of laws and facilitating lawful trade and travel.