Texas Border Business
EDINBURG, Texas – Border Patrol agents recently encountered two sex offenders and a Mara Salvatrucha gang member.
On Thursday, McAllen agents working near Granjeno, Texas, arrested a Mexican national, later identified as Octavio G. Villarreal-Gutierrez, after he illegally entered the United States. During processing, record checks for Villarreal-Gutierrez revealed a previous arrest in 2004 by the Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO). HCSO charged him with indecency with a child sexual contact. Villarreal-Gutierrez received seven years’ probation for the crime. Record checks also revealed an arrest by the Texas Department of Public Safety for criminally negligent homicide. The presiding judge sentenced him to two years of confinement.
The following morning, Rio Grande City agents encountered a Salvadoran female illegally present in the United States. During processing, her record checks revealed she is a confirmed member of the Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) gang.
Later that evening, Weslaco agents on patrol in Donna, Texas, encountered Jose L. Davila-Ramirez, a Mexican national after he illegally entered the United States. During processing, record checks revealed an arrest and charge by the Houston Police Department for indecency with a child sexual contact. A judge sentenced Davila-Ramirez to two years confinement.
Border Patrol is processing the subjects 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.
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