Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol Identifies more Criminal Aliens
EDINBURG, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley arrested a criminal alien and gang member in two separate incidents.
On Wednesday morning, Harlingen agents encountered a group of eight illegal aliens near the Progreso Port of Entry. During processing, agents identified a Guatemalan national with a prior arrest and conviction in St. Mary County, Maryland, for negligent homicide with an automobile/boat. The man received two years in prison.
That evening, agents working near Roma, Texas, arrested a Salvadoran man after he illegally entered the United States. During processing, the subject’s record checks confirmed he is a Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) gang member. Furthermore, the man displayed several tattoos affiliated with the criminal organization.
The Border Patrol is processing the subjects 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 official ports of entry. CBP is charged with securing the borders of the United States while enforcing hundreds of laws and facilitating lawful trade and travel.