CBP arrests 20 sex offenders, 11 gang members in the month of August

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POSTED: Tuesday, September 3, 2013 - 1:03pm

UPDATED: Wednesday, September 4, 2013 - 8:54am

U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Rio Grande Valley Sector arrested 20 convicted sex offenders, who were illegally present in the United States, and 11 members of notorious street gangs in the month of August.

The majority of the sex offenders have convictions for sexual assault crimes involving children. Some of the more egregious offenses include: rape, child molestation, indecency with a child, sex abuse of a child, lewd acts with a child and willful cruelty to a child. 

Additionally, agents arrested 10 members of the Mara Salvatrucha gang, or MS-13, a notorious transnational criminal gang that got its start in Los Angeles. Agents also apprehended one member of the 18th Street Gang, another Los Angeles based gang considered to be that city's largest transnational criminal gang.

To report suspicious activity, call the Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol Sector’s toll-free telephone number at 800-863-9382.

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