RGV Border Patrol Agents Arrest Three Criminal Migrants

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EDINBURG, Texas – Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol (RGV) agents arrest two previously convicted sex offenders and a gang member. 

On Sept. 17, McAllen Border Patrol Station (MCS) agents apprehended a group of 20 migrants near Hidalgo. Record checks on Salvador Castilleja-Martinez, a Mexican national, revealed he was convicted in Wisconsin of third degree felony sexual assault of a child in 2006. He was sentenced to three years confinement and subsequently removed from the United States.

On Sept. 18, Rio Grande City Border Patrol Station agents apprehended a group of seven migrants in Rio Grande City. Record checks on a Salvadoran national, revealed he was convicted in California for sexual assault of a minor in 2019. He was sentenced to 122 days confinement and five years’ probation. He was subsequently removed from the United States. 

On Sept. 19, MCS agents apprehended a group of four migrants in Abram. Record checks on a migrant from Ecuador revealed he is a Mara-Salvatrucha gang member. The subject has multiple removals from the United States.  

This fiscal year, Border Patrol agents around the nation have arrested 325 gang members, of those, more than 150 gang members were arrested in the RGV. 

All subjects were processed accordingly. 

The public is encouraged to take a stand against crime in their communities and report suspicious activity at 800-863-9382. 

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