Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol arrests wanted fugitives and a gang member
EDINBURG, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol Agents from the Rio Grande Valley Sector arrested two wanted fugitives and an MS-13 gang member attempting to illegally enter the United States.
On Thursday, September 28, 2017, agents assigned to the McAllen Border Patrol Station arrested a Honduran national near Hidalgo, Texas. Record checks confirmed the man is a member of the notoriously deadly Mara Salvatrucha gang, also known as MS-13.
On Saturday, September 30, 2017, Weslaco agents apprehended a Guatemalan man near Pharr, Texas. It was later revealed he had an active warrant from the Stamford, Connecticut Police Department and was wanted for sexual assault and risk of injury to a minor.
That same day, agents in Rio Grande City encountered a Mexican national near Roma, Texas. During processing, agents were notified by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms that the subject had an active warrant out of Houston, Texas and was wanted for attempted murder. The subject was turned over to the Texas Rangers.
All subjects are being processed 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 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.