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Multiple Criminal Migrants Arrested in the US Rio Grande Valley

Rio Grande Valley (RGV) Sector Border Patrol agents arrested several migrant criminals this week.

On Feb. 7, McAllen Border Patrol Station (MCS) agents arrested a Salvadoran national near Mission, who admitted he was a Mara-Salvatrucha (MS-13) gang member and was previously arrested in his home country for resisting arrest.

Shortly after, MCS processing agents discovered a Salvadoran national whose record checks revealed she is an MS-13 gang member. The female was displaying COVID-19 symptoms and was transported to a local hospital where it was confirmed she was COVID positive.

Also on Feb. 7, Rio Grande City Border Patrol Station agents arrested a Salvadoran national near Roma. Record checks revealed he was convicted of aggravated sexual assault of a child in 1994 in New Jersey. He was sentenced to three years’ probation and subsequently removed from the United States.

Later that day, Kingsville Border Patrol Station agents apprehended a group of six migrants attempting to circumvent the Javier Vega Jr. Checkpoint. During processing, record checks revealed the Salvadoran national is a MS-13 gang member.

On Feb. 8, MCS agents apprehended a group of nine migrants unlawfully present in the U.S. near Mission. Record checks on a 36-year-old male subject revealed he is an 18th Street gang member and has dual citizenship from Mexico and Guatemala. The subject also admitted to living in Canada from 2017 until 2019.