Border Patrol Agents Arrest Criminal Sex Offenders and Gang Members in RGV

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EDINBURG, Texas – Rio Grande Valley Sector agents arrested a Mara-Salvatrucha (MS-13) and a 18th Street gang member and two convicted sex offenders.

On April 20, Rio Grande City Station agents encountered a group of five migrants to include a Honduran national. Record checks on the migrant revealed he was convicted of criminal sexual conduct and sentenced to 36 months’ probation. The subject also served two years’ incarceration for being unlawfully present in the U.S after a deportation. 

Later that evening, McAllen Border Patrol Station (MCS) agents apprehended a group of eight migrants near Mission. Among the group was a male Salvadoran registered sex offender convicted of rape in 2018 and sentenced to three years’ incarceration.

Falfurrias Border Patrol Station agents apprehended another Salvadoran national near Encino on the same day. During processing he was identified as a 18th Street gang member.

On April 19, MCS agents encountered and identified a Salvadoran male migrant as a MS-13 gang member with an extensive immigration record.

All subjects were processed accordingly.

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