EDINBURG, Texas – Border Patrol agents from the Rio Grande Valley Sector apprehended two people with criminal histories and a gang member in separate incidents over the past two days.
On Monday, at approximately 11 p.m., Border Patrol agents assigned to the McAllen Station apprehended a Mexican national near Madero. During processing, record checks revealed that the man had been arrested by the Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office in February of 2004 and charged with sexual assault and aggravated robbery. He was sentenced to 12 years confinement. The next day, at approximately 7 a.m., agents assigned to the Weslaco Station apprehended a Salvadoran man near Hidalgo. During processing, records checks revealed that the subject had been arrested by Houston Police Department and charged with intoxication manslaughter in 1999. He was sentenced to two years confinement.
The gang member was apprehended on Monday near Encino by agents from the Falfurrias Station. During processing, agents discovered several tattoos indicating the man’s affiliation with the 18th Street gang.
All three men were referred to the Rio Grande Valley Sector Prosecutions Office.
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.