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U.S. Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley arrested three migrants with prior convictions for sexual crimes and eight gang members.

On Jan. 26, Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol (RGV) agents apprehended a group of 18 migrants in the brush attempting to circumvent the checkpoint near Sarita, Texas.  During processing, it was discovered a Salvadoran national had a prior arrest in 2017, by the Lindenwold Police Department (LPD) in New Jersey.  LPD charged him with two counts of Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child less than 13-years-old.  The subject was convicted and sentenced to five years confinement.

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Yesterday morning, McAllen Border Patrol Station agents conducted record checks on a Salvadoran national, who was apprehended with a group of 10 migrants in Hidalgo, Texas. Criminal history revealed he is a sex offender convicted for Lewd Acts with a Child under 14-years-old in Los Angeles in 2018. The subject was sentenced to 3 years confinement.

That afternoon, Brownsville Border Patrol (BRP) agents arrested a male national from Uruguay who illegally entered the United States. Through records check, BRP agents identified the subject as a sex offender with a prior arrest in 2007 for Loitering for Sex Under 18-years-old, by the Gwinnett County Police Department in Georgia. He was subsequently sentenced to 12 months’ probation.

Also, this week, RGV agents arrested eight foreign nationals that have been identified as members of trans-national criminal organizations. The migrants are national from Romania, El Salvador, and Honduras. One of the Romanian nationals has an active full extradition warrant out of Fort Collins, Colorado for Larceny.

Border Patrol is processing the subjects accordingly.

Author: Press Release

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