Multiple Criminal Migrants and Gang Members Arrested

Rio Grande Valley Sector agents arrested three gang members, three convicted sex offenders, and a Romanian national with a criminal history of financial crimes and identity fraud.

On April 8, McAllen Border Patrol Station (MCS) apprehended a Romanian migrant with an extensive criminal history to include credit card forgery, credit card larceny and identity fraud.

Later that evening, MCS agents apprehended a Guatemalan national near Mission. Record checks revealed he is a registered sex offender convicted of sexual misconduct in 2020 and sentenced to six years probation. 

Also on April 8, Falfurrias Border Patrol Station processing agents discovered a Paisas gang member from Mexico.

On April 9, MCS agents apprehended four migrants and identified a Mara-Salvatrucha (MS-13) gang member within the group. The migrant is a citizen of Guatemala previously removed from the U.S.  

Also on April 9, Rio Grande City Station (RGC) agents encountered a group of six migrants. During processing, record checks on a Salvadoran national revealed he was convicted of felony internet luring of a child in 2020 and sentenced to five years probation.

On April 10, MCS agents apprehended five subjects near Mission. During processing, record checks on a Mexican national revealed he was convicted of sexual assault of a child in 2021 and sentenced to two years incarceration.

MCS agents apprehended eight subjects near La Joya on April 11. A Salvadoran 18th Street gang member was identified among the group.