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Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol Identifies more Criminal Aliens

Release Date: 
November 30, 2018

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. 

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Last modified: 
November 30, 2018