Child sex offender, gang member among those caught at the border Tuesday

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EDINBURG, Texas – A gang member and a sex offender were arrested at the Rio Grande Valley Sector (RGV) Border Patrol this week.

 Early Tuesday Morning, McAllen Border Patrol Station agents working in Mission, Texas, apprehended six adult migrants after they illegally entered the United States. Among the group was a 22 year old male from El Salvador who is a confirmed member of the Mara Salvatrucha gang. The Salvadoran national’s criminal history included assault charges out of Washington, D.C. The criminal migrant has multiple removals from the United States. 

Border Patrol agents working in Rio Grande City, Texas, arrested 12 adult subjects after they illegally entered the United States. At the station, criminal records checks identified Benito Gomez-Lopez, a 33 year old Mexican male, as a convicted sex offender. Gomez-Lopez was arrested by the Burleigh County Sheriff’s Department in North Dakota, in 2020 for possession of certain prohibited materials and promoting a sexual performance by a minor. Later that year, he pleaded guilty to both counts and was sentenced to three years confinement. The criminal migrant was repatriated to his country in July 2020.

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