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Border Patrol agents arrest gang members, including an MS-13 member

CBP also reported apprehending a member of the 18th Street Gang.

Published: March 8, 2021 9:48pm

Updated: March 8, 2021 11:28pm

Border Patrol agents on Saturday arrested an MS-13 gang member who had illegally entered the country.

"On Saturday, March 6, 2021, McAllen Border Patrol agents working near Hidalgo, Texas, arrested a Honduran adult male shortly after illegally entering the United States. During processing, record checks identified the man as an MS-13 gang member," according to a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) press release.

CBP reported that an individual apprehended on Sunday within a group of 29 people was a member of another gang. 

"Yesterday morning, agents from the Kingsville Border Patrol Station apprehended a group of 29 illegal aliens attempting to circumvent the checkpoint near Sarita, Texas," CBP reported. "Record checks for a Salvadoran national revealed him to being [sic] an active member of the 18th Street Gang.

"Yesterday afternoon, Brownsville Border Patrol agents arrested a Salvadoran citizen after he illegal [sic] entered the United States. During processing, record checks revealed an outstanding warrant for Sexual Assault of a Minor by the Hudson County Sheriff’s Office in New Jersey." 

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