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Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol arrests wanted fugitives and a gang member

Release Date: 
October 2, 2017

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.

Please visit www.cbp.gov to view additional news releases and other information pertaining to Customs and Border Protection. Follow us on Twitter at @CBPRGV.

Last modified: 
October 3, 2017