Border Patrol arrests 3 gang members and 2 men charged with sex-related offenses against children

RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TX (KGNS) - Border Patrol agents all across South Texas have been cracking down on immigrants crossing into the U.S. illegally.

Border Patrol agents across the Rio Grande Valley area recently arrested three gang members and two men who were charged with sex-related offenses against children.

On Thursday, July 5th Weslaco Border Patrol agents arrested a Honduran National near Edinburg. When agents ran the man’s information they found out that he had a previous conviction for sexual assault of a child and had been deported form the U.S.

On the same day, Weslaco agents apprehended a Salvadoran National who was a member of the MS-13 Gang.

On Friday agents arrested a Mexican National near Rio Grande City, Texas as he was attempting to cross into the U.S. illegally.

When agents ran the man’s information, they found out that he had a previous conviction for having sex with a minor and was sentenced to 100 days confinement and 36 months’ probation.

The man was previously removed from the U.S.

On Saturday, Kingsville agents arrested a Salvadoran National near Sarita, Texas. Records confirmed that the man was an MS-13 Gang member.

On Sunday, agents arrested a man near Progreso whose record checks revealed he was linked to the Zeta Cartel and spent three years in prison for his involvement in the murder of a Mexican National.

Later that day, agents discovered a group of 15 undocumented immigrants attempting to cross the checkpoint of Sarita, Texas.

During processing, it was discovered that one of the individuals was a member of the 18th Street Gang.
All of the subjects will be processed accordingly.