Texas Border Business
EDINBURG, Texas – Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley arrested two migrants with serious criminal history.
Yesterday morning, McAllen Border Patrol Station (MCS) agents apprehended a group of six migrants near Mission, Texas. During processing, agents discovered that one subject, a Salvadoran national, had a prior arrest by the Englewood Police Department in New Jersey in 2010. He was convicted of aggravated sexual assault of a child less than 13 years old and sentenced to four years confinement.
Yesterday evening, MCS agents arrested a male Honduran national near McAllen, Texas. Record checks revealed the migrant is an active MS-13 gang member with prior criminal history in the United States. His criminal activity and eventual arrest all occurred in Arlington, Texas. Convictions for gang criminal acts, contributing to the delinquency of a minor, and assault & battery, led to a 10-year prison sentence.
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.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.