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Border Patrol Agents Remain Vigilant at Checkpoints

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EDINBURG, Texas – This holiday weekend, Rio Grande Valley Sector agents successfully arrested a convicted murderer and two sexual predators illegally present in the United States.

Friday evening, Falfurrias Border Patrol (FLF) agents apprehended a group of nine illegal aliens attempting to circumvent the checkpoint near Falfurrias, Texas.  Record checks revealed that one of the subjects, a Mexican national, was arrested in 2009 by the Prince Georges County Sheriff’s Office in Maryland for assault 2nd degree and currently has an outstanding warrant for failure to appear.  The subject was turned over to Brooks County Sherriff’s Office pending his extradition to Maryland. 

On Saturday, Kingsville Border Patrol agents working at the Javier Vega Jr. Checkpoint, were conducting checkpoint operations when a Mercedes GLK 350 arrived at the primary inspection area. The vehicle was referred to secondary inspection area for further questioning of the passenger’s immigration status. During questioning, agents determined the passenger, a Mexican male was illegally present in the United States. During processing, record checks revealed he is a member of the Sur-13 street gang with numerous arrests. In 2005, he was arrested by the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office and later convicted of 2nd degree murder.

Yesterday, FLF agents arrested a male Mexican national during a failed smuggling attempt.  Record checks revealed the subject was arrested in 2008 by the Austin Police Department, in Texas, for criminal sexual conduct – 1st degree penetration of a mentally impaired/helpless child under 13 years old.  The subject was found guilty and sentenced to 24-months prison and 10 years’ probation.

All subjects will be processed accordingly.

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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