Texas Border Business
EDINBURG, Texas – Border Patrol Agents arrest a gang member and three sex offenders after they illegally enter the United States.
Yesterday morning, Woodsboro Texas Police officers conducted a vehicle stop that resulted in a failed smuggling attempt of four illegal aliens. During processing by Corpus Christi Border Patrol Station (CCT) agents, record checks revealed one of the subjects, later identified as Humberto ASIS-Martinez, a citizen of Mexico, was previously arrested in 2015 by Raleigh County authorities in North Carolina for sexual exploitation of a minor and indecent liberties with a child. ASIS-Martinez was sentenced to 90 months confinement for that crime.
Later that afternoon, CCT agents working train check duties near Robstown, Texas, apprehended two illegal aliens concealed inside a gondola train car. Record checks from one of the subjects revealed he was a self-proclaimed member of the notorious drug cartel, Los Zetas. He was previously arrested by the Dallas Police Department for possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance.
Shortly after, agents working near Progresso, Texas, arrested 15 subjects after they illegally entered the United States. During processing, record checks identified a Mexican national who was previously arrested in 2017 by the Jonesboro Police Department in Northeast Arkansas for 2nd degree sexual assault.
Yesterday evening, La Joya Police Department requested assistance from McAllen agents in identifying two detained subjects. Responding agents identified the subjects as foreign nationals illegally present in the United States and transported them to the station for processing. Record checks revealed Carlos Gonzalez, a Mexican national, was previously arrested by Hidalgo County Sherriff’s Office for aggravated sexual assault of a child. Carlos Gonzalez was sentenced to five years confinement as a result of that crime.
Border Patrol processed all 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.