Border Patrol Agents Arrest Migrant Gang Members

By Thomas Gresback | Department of Homeland Security

EDINBURG, Texas –Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol (RGV) agents arrest four gang members in two days.

On Nov. 28, at approximately 9:00 p.m., Brownsville Border Patrol Station agents arrested a group of 11 migrants in farmlands after they illegally entered the United States near Brownsville, Texas. Among the group was a citizen of El Salvador later confirmed to be an MS-13 gang member with prior arrests for aggravated theft in his country. The very next day, the McAllen Border Patrol Station (MCS) agents working in Hidalgo, Texas, arrested another Salvadoran national identified as an active MS-13 gang member.