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Several sex offenders, gang members arrested by Border Patrol

Posted: 2:07 PM, Jun 15, 2018
Updated: 2018-06-28 17:11:41-04

During the past week, agents across the Rio Grande Valley continue to encounter criminal, undocumented immigrants.

Last Friday, agents assigned to the McAllen Border Patrol Station arrested a Mexican national near Peñitas, Texas, whose record checks showed him to be affiliated to the "Los Zetas" cartel. 

On Monday, agents apprehended a Salvadoran man near Edinburg, Texas, who is an active member of the Mara Salvatrucha gang (MS-13).

That same day, agents arrested a Salvadoran national near Roma, Texas.  His record checks revealed a previous arrest and conviction in Durham, North Carolina for a sexual offense with a child. The man sentenced to 132 months to 168 months confinement.

Later that day, agents in Alamo, Texas arrested a Salvadoran man who was charged and convicted in Concord, California for sex with a minor and sentenced to three years’ probation.   

On Tuesday, Falfurrias agents apprehended a Salvadoran man near Encino, Texas. His criminal history revealed a previous arrested by the Sunnyvale, California Police Department for lewd or lascivious acts with a child under 14.  The subject was convicted to nine months confinement and three years’ probation.

Thursday, Kingsville agents apprehended a Salvadoran man near Sarita, Texas.  A quick review of his criminal history revealed a previous conviction for 1st degree rape in Nassau County, New York.  The man was sentenced to 10 years confinement and is a registered sex offender in the state of New York.

All men were referred for prosecution and their prior orders of removal will be reinstated. 

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.