Border Patrol Agents Encounter Criminal Aliens in the RGV

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Image for illustration purposes only (CBP photo by Glenn Fawcett)

Texas Border Business

EDINBURG, Texas – In the last five days, Border Patrol agents arrested a gang member and two sex offenders.

On Thursday, Rio Grande City agents working in Roma, Texas, arrested a Salvadoran national after entering the U.S. illegally. During processing, the man admitted to being a member of the Mara-Salvatrucha (MS-13) gang. 

On Sunday, McAllen agents arrested a Mexican national whose record checks revealed a previous arrest in Nebraska for 1stdegree sexual assault. The presiding judge sentenced the man to one-year confinement.

That same day, Weslaco agents working near Pharr, Texas, arrested a Honduran national shortly after illegally entering the United States. During processing, record checks revealed a previous arrest by the Jacksonville County Sheriff’s Office (JCSO) in Florida. JCSO charged the man with impregnating child under 16 years of age/ battery. The man plead guilty to the charge and was subsequently sentenced to one year and one day confinement. 

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.

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