EDINBURG, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Rio Grande Valley Sector arrested three criminal aliens attempting to illegally enter the United States.
On Tuesday, agents assigned to the McAllen Station arrested a Salvadoran national near Hidalgo, Texas. Record checks confirmed he was a member of the 18th Street Gang, a notoriously violent Los Angeles street gang comprised primarily of illegal immigrants.
Later that day, McAllen agents encountered a Salvadoran woman near Hidalgo, Texas as she attempted to enter the United States undetected. It was later confirmed she was a member of the notoriously deadly Mara Salvatrucha gang, also known as MS-13.
On Thursday, agents assigned to the Weslaco Station arrested a Salvadoran national near Hidalgo, Texas. It was later discovered the man was previously arrested by the San Francisco Sheriff’s Office for lewd or lascivious acts with a child under 14 years of age and was sentenced to three years of prison confinement.
All subjects are being processed 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 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.