US flag Official website of the Department of Homeland Security

Archived Content

In an effort to keep CBP.gov current, the archive contains content from a previous administration or is otherwise outdated.

Three Criminal Illegal Aliens Arrested in the Rio Grande Valley

Release Date: 
February 7, 2019

EDINBURG, Texas –Border Patrol Agents arrest two sex offenders and a violent gang member.

Monday, McAllen agents working near Hidalgo, Texas, arrested eight illegal aliens shortly after they entered the United States. While being processed, a Mexican man’s record checks revealed an arrest by the Cobb County, Georgia, Sheriff’s Office for Child Molestation. The man received four years confinement and 16 years’ probation.

Later that night, agents from Rio Grande City working near Roma, Texas, arrested a Honduran male. Record checks indicated an arrest and conviction in North Carolina for Indecent Liberties with Child. The presiding judge sentenced him to 16-20 months along with 6 months’ probation.

Tuesday morning, Harlingen agents working near Progreso, Texas, arrested 16 illegal aliens after making their illegal entry into the United States. Record checks for a Honduran male revealed he is a member of the MS-13 gang with criminal history that includes Aggravated Assault with a deadly weapon and Kidnapping-False Imprisonment in the state of Florida. The man received a sentence of 19 months confinement.

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. 

Please visit www.cbp.gov to view additional news releases and other information pertaining to Customs and Border Protection. Follow us on Twitter at @CBPRGV.

Last modified: 
February 3, 2021