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A Wanted Migrant and Gang Members Arrested

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EDINBURG, Texas – Rio Grande Valley Sector (RGV) agents arrested a wanted Honduran national and gang members with serious criminal history throughout the week.

On May 24, McAllen Border Patrol Station apprehended a group of 46 migrants near La Joya. Record checks on a Honduran national revealed he is wanted in Honduras for drug trafficking.

Around noon, Brownsville Border Patrol Station agents apprehended a Mexican national in Brownsville. Record checks revealed the subject is a Paisa gang member that has been sentenced to more than ten years’ confinement for being unlawfully present in the U.S. after deportations, and 52 months for possession with intent to distribute marijuana. His criminal history dates back to 1999 and was primarily in the Brownsville area.

Later that afternoon, Falfurrias Border Patrol Station (FLF) agents apprehended a MS-13 gang member from El Salvador with criminal history. He was sentenced in 2009 to 99 months’ combined confinement in Atlanta for unlawful transportation of firearms and racketeering activity-murder/kidnapping. He was subsequently sentenced to 24 months’ confinement and removed from the U.S.

On May 25, FLF agents apprehended a group of 25 migrants attempting to circumvent the checkpoint. Record checks on a Honduran national revealed he was convicted of a 2nd degree felony for indecency with a child sexual contact. 

Additionally, this week, RGV agents arrested four 18th Street gang members, five Mara-Salvatrucha (MS-13) gang members and one additional Paisas gang member.

All subjects were processed accordingly.

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  • Last Modified: May 27, 2022