Three Gang Members Arrested in the RGV


Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol (RGV) agents arrested a Mara-Salvatrucha gang member and two Gulf Cartel members. USCBP Image
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EDINBURG, Texas – Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol (RGV) agents arrested a Mara-Salvatrucha gang member and two Gulf Cartel members.

On Oct. 4, Corpus Christi Border Patrol Station agents responded to a request for assistance from a Refugio County Sheriff’s Deputy traffic stop on a 2018 GMC Sierra in Refugio. Agents responded and determined five subjects to be in the country illegally. They were arrested and transported to the station. Record checks on a Mexican citizen, revealed he is a MS-13 gang member with extensive criminal history in the United States, to include third degree assault: with criminal negligence causing injury with weapon/instrument. He was also convicted and sentenced to 18-months incarceration by an immigration judge and was subsequently removed from the United States.

MS13 gang member arrested. USCBP Image

On Oct. 5, McAllen Border Patrol Station agents responded to a request for assistance from the La Joya Police Department with seven people they encountered suspected of being in the country illegally. Agents responded and determined they were citizens of Honduras, Guatemala, and Mexico in the country illegally. They were arrested and transported to the station. Record checks on two Mexican citizens, revealed they are Gulf Cartel members. One of them has been active in the gang for many years and is training the other.

Fiscal year 2021, Border Patrol agents around the nation arrested 325 gang members, of those, more than 150 gang members were arrested in the RGV.  

All subjects were processed accordingly.

The public is encouraged to take a stand against crime in their communities and report suspicious activity at 800-863-9382.

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