EDINBURG, Texas – In the past few days, the Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol arrested a child abuser and two sex offenders as they attempted to illegally enter the United States.
Agents assigned to the Rio Grande City Border Patrol Station apprehended an Ecuadoran national near Rio Grande City, Texas. A check of the male subject’s criminal history revealed that he was convicted of sexual assault in Minnesota.
Falfurrias agents caught a male Mexican national near Encino, Texas. Record checks disclosed that the man was convicted of battery of a child and had been arrested for homicide in Florida.
agents arrested a Salvadoran national near Progreso, Texas. It was later discovered that the female subject had been convicted of a sexual offender offense. She was sentenced to 10 years in prison, followed by seven years of probation.
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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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.