EDINBURG, Texas – Over the weekend, Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol agents arrested a gang member and a sexual predator in separate incidents.

Friday night, Kingsville agents working at the Javier Vega, Jr. Checkpoint arrested a Salvadoran female during a failed smuggling attempt. During processing, record revealed she is a member of the MS-13 street gang with numerous arrests in the state of Virginia. In 2008, the Prince William County Police Department arrested the female and charged her with embezzlement. A judge subsequently found her guilty and sentenced her to 10 years confinement, with seven of those years suspended. Additionally, record checks revealed multiple immigration violations that led to her incarceration for 15 and 24 months for separate violations.

Last night, McAllen agents working near Abram, Texas, arrested seven foreign nationals shortly after they illegally entered the United States. During processing, record checks for a Salvadoran citizen later identified as Adonis SORIANO-Romero, revealed a previous arrest by the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office for indecent liberties with a child. SORIANO-Romero was convicted for the crime and sentenced to eight years incarceration. Additionally, he also was found guilty on a separate charge of assault and was sentenced to five year prison sentence.

Border Patrol processed both subjects accordingly.

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

Even with the spread of the COVID-19 virus, human smugglers continue to try these brazen attempts with zero regard for the lives they endanger nor to the health of the citizens of our great nation.  The U.S. Border Patrol agents of the Rio Grande Valley Sector will continue to safeguard the nation and community against these criminal elements.

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