Border Patrol agents arrest gang members and sex offenders

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EDINBURG, Texas – In the last five days, Border Patrol agents arrested a gang member and two sex offenders.

On Thursday, Rio Grande City agents working in Roma, Texas, arrested a Salvadoran national after entering the U.S. illegally. During processing, the man admitted to being a member of the Mara-Salvatrucha (MS-13) gang.

On Sunday, McAllen agents arrested a Mexican national whose record checks revealed a previous arrest in Nebraska for 1st degree sexual assault. The presiding judge sentenced the man to one-year confinement.

That same day, Weslaco agents working near Pharr, Texas, arrested a Honduran national shortly after illegally entering the United States. During processing, record checks revealed a previous arrest by the Jacksonville County Sheriff’s Office (JCSO) in Florida. JCSO charged the man with impregnating child under 16 years of age/battery. The man plead guilty to the charge and was subsequently sentenced to one year and one day confinement.

The public is encouraged to take a stand against crime in their communities and to help save lives by reporting suspicious activity at 800-863-9382.

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