MCALLEN, Texas – McAllen Border Patrol Station (MCS) agents arrested multiple migrant gang members and criminal migrants with serious criminal histories, to include foreign and domestic homicide charges. 

On Nov. 2, MCS agents apprehended a group of 11 migrants in Hidalgo. Record checks on a Mexican national revealed he is a member of Los Paisanos gang. He was convicted of transporting migrants in 2008 and was sentenced to 24 months confinement. He was subsequently removed from the United States. 

Shortly thereafter, MCS agents apprehended another group of 26 migrants nearby. Record checks on a Salvadoran national, revealed he is a Mara-Salvatrucha (MS-13) gang member without any criminal or immigration history in the U.S. 

Around noon, MCS agents apprehended another group of ten migrants with a Salvadoran national whose record checks revealed a conviction for homicide in his home country. The subject admitted to spending one year in prison for the crime, and does not have any criminal or immigration history in the U.S. 

Within the same group was another Salvadoran national whose record checks revealed he is an 18th Street gang member. 

Today, MCS agents apprehended a group of six migrants near Hidalgo. Record checks on a Salvadoran national revealed he is a MS-13 gang member. He was also previously convicted of accessory to murder after the fact and sentenced to ten years incarceration in Maryland. He was subsequently removed from the United States earlier this year. 

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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