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US CBP RGV Agents Continue to Make Significant Arrests

Rio Grande Valley Sector (RGV) agents arrest 11 gang members and a sex offender over the last 72 hours, keeping them out of our communities.

On June 6, McAllen Border Patrol Station (MCS) agents apprehended a Salvadoran Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) gang member near Cuevitas. The migrant was charged with second degree assault in Maryland and sentenced to three years incarceration. That same day, MCS agents apprehended four more Salvadoran MS-13 gang members, and one Salvadoran 18th Street gang member.

Also on June 6, Brownsville Border Patrol Station agents apprehended a Mexican migrant near Brownsville. Record checks revealed he was a Paisa gang member convicted in 2009 of aggravated narcotic smuggling in Texas, sentenced to 37 months confinement, and subsequently removed from the U.S.

MCS agents apprehended a Salvadoran national and convicted sex offender later that evening. Record checks revealed the migrant had a conviction for sexual assault of a 13–15-year-old child and received a three-year sentence in New Jersey.

Additionally, RGV agents apprehended four MS-13 gang members on June 7.