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Violent Migrants and Gang Members Arrested by RGV Agents

Release Date
Fri, 09/02/2022

EDINBURG, Texas – This week, Rio Grande Valley Sector (RGV) Border Patrol agents arrested 21 gang members, two sex offenders, and three migrants previously convicted of robbery, battery, and evading arrest.    

 Corpus Christi Border Patrol Station agents took custody of a subject from Jackson County deputies after they conducted a traffic stop near Edna on September 1. The Mexican national Paisas gang member, determined to be in the U.S. illegally, had prior criminal history for evading arrest and detention with a vehicle in Hidalgo County and sentenced to more than three years incarceration.

 On August 30, RGV agents apprehended eight migrants near La Gloria. Record checks on a Mexican national revealed he is a Sureno gang member with extensive criminal history, to include convictions for battery, and immigration offenses and has been sentenced to more than four years incarceration for his crimes.

On August 29, Brownsville Border Patrol Station agents apprehended a Mexican migrant convicted and sentenced to two years incarnation in 2022 of indecency with a child sexual contact in Weslaco. That same day, Kingsville Border Patrol Station agents apprehended a Guatemalan national near Sarita. The migrant was turned over to Kenedy County Sheriff’s Office for an outstanding warrant in Houston for indecency with a child.

On August 28, Harlingen Border Patrol Station agents apprehended a Salvadoran 18th Street gang member with prior criminal history for aggravated homicide in her home country.

On August 27, Rio Grande City Border Patrol Station agents conducted record checks on a Salvadoran Tango Blast gang member, who was apprehended with a group of five migrants in Roma. Criminal history revealed he was convicted of aggravated robbery in Houston in 2014. The subject was sentenced to five years incarceration.

Additionally, RGV agents apprehended 20 other gang members associated to Mara Salvatruca (MS-13) and 18th Street gangs.  

All subjects were processed accordingly. 

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Last Modified: Sep 06, 2022