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Violent Migrants and Gang Soldiers Arrested by Customs

Rio Grande Valley Sector (RGV) Border Patrol agents arrested 21 members of a gang, two sexual offenders, as well as three migrants previously convicted of robbery, battery, and who were evading arrest. – Edinburg Texas

Corpus Christi Border Patrol Station agents seized a subject from Jackson County deputies after they stopped a vehicle near Edna on the 1st of September. This Mexican national Paisas gang member, determined to be in illegally in the U.S. illegally, had prior criminal history in which he evaded arrest and detention by a vehicle in Hidalgo County. He was sentenced over three years of incarceration.

On August 30, RGV agents apprehended eight migrants close to La Gloria. Checks of records on the Mexican national revealed he is one of the Sureno gang member with extensive criminal record, including convictions for battery and immigration violations. He was sentenced to more than 4 years of prison time for his crime.

On August 29, Brownsville Border Patrol Station agents were able to apprehend an Mexican migrant who was found guilty and sentenced to two years in prison in 2022 for indecency in relation to an unidentified child in Weslaco. The same day, Kingsville Border Patrol Station agents were able to arrest an unidentified Guatemalan national who was near Sarita. The person arrested was handed over to Kenedy County Sheriff’s Office for an outstanding warrant in Houston for inappropriate conduct with an infant.

On the 28th of August, Harlingen Border Patrol Station agents arrested a Salvadoran 18th Street Gang member who had a prior criminal history for aggravated homicide in her native country.

On the 27th of August, Rio Grande City Border Patrol Station agents performed record searches on an Salvadoran Tango Blast gang member who was arrested along with five other migrants in Roma. His criminal history showed that he was caught in a robbery involving a felony in Houston in 2014. The defendant was sentenced to five years incarceration.

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Additionally, RGV agents apprehended 20 other gang members belonging to Mara Salvatruca (MS-13) and 18th Street gangs.

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