EDINBURG, Texas – On Saturday, November 25, 2017, agents assigned to the McAllen Border Patrol Station apprehended a Mexican national near Cuevitas, Texas. Record checks revealed the male subject was arrested in 2008 by the Federal Way, Washington Police Department and convicted of Manslaughter. He was sentenced to 23 months in prison.
In separate incidents between Tuesday, November 21 and Sunday, November 26, Rio Grande Valley Sector agents caught five sexual predators attempting to enter the United States illegally. The male subjects were nationals of Mexico and El Salvador. Their convictions included Sexual Assault of a Child, Rape, Indecent Liberties with a Child, Illicit Sexual Contact, and Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child. Sentences ranged from one year to 10 years in prison.
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.