RGV Agents Apprehend Criminal Migrants and Gang Members

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EDINBURG, Texas – Rio Grande Valley Sector (RGV) agents arrested three criminal migrants and seven gang members this week preventing them from infiltrating our communities.

On May 16, Falfurrias Border Patrol Station (FLF) agents apprehended 18 migrants near Falfurrias. Among the group was a registered sex offender from Guatemala who was convicted in 2013 of sexual intercourse with a minor under 18. The migrant has an active warrant in California for probation violations relating to the 2013 conviction.

That same day, Rio Grande City Station agents apprehended a Salvadoran Mara-Salvatrucha (MS-13) gang member. Record checks on the migrant revealed he was convicted for narcotics possession and sentenced to more than five years’ probation.  RGV agents, over the span of five days, encountered five additional Salvadoran MS-13 members and one 18th Street gang member.

On May 17, Weslaco Border Patrol Station agents processed a Columbian national convicted on murder for hire charges in New York.  The migrant was sentenced to five and a half years’ confinement.

On May 18, Harlingen Border Patrol Station agents processed Alfredo Lopez-Mayo, a Mexican national, who is a registered sex offender with a conviction for third degree sexual assault in Wisconsin. He was sentenced to five years’ probation and subsequently removed from the U.S.

All subjects were processed accordingly.                                               

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