Criminal Aliens Continue to Cross in the RGV

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Texas Border Business

EDINBURG, Texas – Border Patrol agents arrested a convicted sex offender and two members of a notorious gang in the Rio Grande Valley.

Wednesday night, McAllen agents working near Los Ebanos, Texas, arrested a Honduran national shortly after he illegally entered the United States. The subject was identified as Edin Leny Giron-Ramirez. During processing, records checks revealed that Giron-Ramirez had been previously convicted of a sexual offense against a child (fondling) in Miami Dade County. As a result of his conviction, the subject received a 4-month jail sentence. Additionally, Giron-Ramirez was also convicted of indecent exposure and sentenced to 5 years probation.  Federal authorities have previously removed Giron-Ramirez on two separate occasions.  

The following morning, Rio Grande City agents arrested a Honduran national after she illegally entered the United States. During processing, record checks revealed she is a member of the dangerous Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) gang. Additionally, record checks revealed she laundered proceeds from the gang’s illegal enterprise at a business in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Hours later, McAllen agents arrested a Salvadoran national whose record checks revealed he is a member of the Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) gang.

Border Patrol is processing the subject accordingly.

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. 

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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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