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This Week RGV Agents Net Two Career Criminals

Release Date: 
October 30, 2020

EDINBURG, Texas – Rio Grande Valley agents identify two more convicted felons with previous arrest for sexual related crimes.

On Saturday, Weslaco agents working in Hidalgo, Texas, apprehended six illegal aliens attempting to conceal themselves in an abandoned shed shortly after illegally entering the United States. During processing, record checks identified one of those men as Heriberto BUSTOS-Bautista, a Mexican national. His record revealed an extensive criminal history, including an arrest by the Chicago Police Department for aggravated criminal sexual assault. The man was subsequently convicted and sentenced to eight years incarceration. In addition to his conviction for the aforementioned crime, BUSTOS-Bautista was also previously arrested for aggravated battery/use of deadly weapon.

On Wednesday, Brownsville agents apprehended a group of illegal aliens with the assistance of the small Unmanned Aircraft System minutes after the people were rafted across the Rio Grande. All the subjects were transported to the station for processing. During processing, record checks identified a man as Oscar RENDON-Gonzalez, a Mexican national. Additionally, records revealed a previous arrest in Raleigh, North Carolina for indecent liberties with a child. A judge sentenced RENDON-Gonzalez to 24 months of incarceration.

Border Patrol processed both subjects accordingly

The public is encouraged to take a stand against crime in their communities and report suspicious activity at 800-863-9382.

Even with the spread of the COVID-19 virus, human smugglers continue to try these brazen attempts with zero regard for the lives they endanger nor to the health of the citizens of our great nation.  The U.S. Border Patrol agents of the Rio Grande Valley Sector will continue to safeguard the nation and community against these criminal elements.

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Last modified: 
October 30, 2020