EDINBURG, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley arrested two sex offenders in two separate incidents.
On Saturday, Fort Brown agents apprehended a group of eight illegal aliens near Isla Blanca Park in South Padre Island, Texas. While processing the group, agents identified one of the illegal aliens as a recidivist alien with a prior arrest and conviction in St. Paul, Minnesota, for sexual exploitation of a minor – sexual performance.
The following night, McAllen agents working near Mission, Texas, encountered a Guatemalan man after he illegally entered the United States. During processing, the subject’s record checks revealed a previous arrest and conviction in Manatee County, Florida, for obscene communication, travel to meet after use of computer to lure a child.
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.