EDINBURG, Texas – On Thursday, February 22, 2018, agents assigned to the Rio Grande Valley Sector apprehended a Salvadoran national near Mission, Texas. Record checks revealed the male subject to be a member of the notoriously deadly Mara Salvatrucha gang, also known as MS-13, an affiliation to which he freely admitted.
The next day, a criminal history check disclosed that a Salvadoran male, claiming to be traveling with his minor child, was an MS-13 gang member.
On Saturday, February 24, agents assigned to the Brownsville Border Patrol Station caught a Mexican national near Brownsville, Texas. Record checks indicated that the male subject had been convicted of Aggravated Sexual Assault.
On Tuesday, February 27, Rio Grande City agents stopped a male Salvadoran national near Roma, Texas. It was later discovered that the subject was an MS-13 gang member.
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.