RGV Agents Arrest Three Migrant Gang Members

Section of the United States border wall with Mexico from Nogales Sonora

EDINBURG, Texas –Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley arrested three migrant gang members with criminal history.

On Tuesday, Falfurrias Border Patrol Station agents received a call from the Texas Department of Public Safety troopers requesting an immigration check on a male subject walking southbound on Highway 281.  Agents determined the subject was a Salvadoran national illegally present in the country. Record checks revealed the Salvadoran male is a Mara Salvatrucha gang member with criminal history to include assault and possession of dangerous weapons.

Yesterday, McAllen Border Patrol Station (MCS) agents arrested a male Mexican national near Hidalgo, Texas. Criminal record checks revealed the subject, an active Locos Suernos Trece gang member, was previously arrested by the Alamo Police Department in Alamo, Texas, for aggravated robbery. He was subsequently convicted and sentenced to five years’ confinement. 

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Hours later, MCS agents 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 conspiracy burglary out of Dover, New Jersey.

Border Patrol processed both subjects accordingly.

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