Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley Sector arrested an MS-13 gang member and a previously convicted child rapist after they illegally crossed the border in two separate incidents.
Agents assigned to the Weslaco Station apprehended a Salvadoran national after he crossed the border illegally Thursday night near the border town of Hidalgo, Texas. Agents arrested the foreign national and transported him to the Weslaco station for processing. During questioning, the man freely admitted to being a member of the hyper-violent MS-13 criminal gang, according to information provided to Breitbart Texas by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials. The man is subject to prosecution for illegal entry as a gang member.
The following day, agents from the McAllen Station observed a man entering the U.S. illegally near Mission, Texas. Agents arrested the man and took him to the McAllen Border Patrol Station where they learned Pharr, Texas, police officers previously arrested him on charges of Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child. A court convicted the Mexican national in 1999 and sentenced him to 25 years in prison. He obtained early release and immigration officials removed him from the country.
Previously convicted sex offenders are frequently caught by Border Patrol agents as they attempt to get back into the U.S. where they can continue their crimes.
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