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Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol busts MS-13 gang members, sex offender

Release Date: 
March 1, 2018

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.

MS-13 gang member arrested by Rio Grande Valley agents
MS-13 gang member arrested by
Rio Grande Valley agents

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.

Last modified: 
February 3, 2021