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EDINBURG, Texas – Rio Grande Valley Sector (RGV) Border Patrol agents arrested 10 Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) gang members and two other gang members over the weekend, preventing them from infiltrating the community.

McAllen Border Patrol Station agents apprehended seven Salvadoran MS-13 and one 18th Street gang members between 15th and 18th of June.  One migrant MS-13 gang member was convicted of aggravated homicide in 2017 and expelled from the U.S. The 18th Street gang member has convictions for rape, aggravated robbery, illicit groups, and resistance.

Falfurrias Border Patrol Station (FLF) agents apprehended a Salvadoran MS-13 gang member who attempted to hide his identity by using Mexican identification on June 18.  Record checks revealed the migrant was convicted of 2nd degree murder in 2003, armed carjacking in 2005, carrying a concealed weapon in 2001, and multiple driving while intoxicated convictions.  On June 19, FLF agents apprehended a Paisano gang member from Mexico with multiple convictions for methamphetamine possession, importation, and distribution.  The migrant was also convicted for the possession and distribution of marijuana. FLF agents arrested another Salvadoran MS-13 gang member with a conviction of illegal entry, on June 21.

Rio Grande City Border Patrol Station agents apprehended a Salvadoran MS-13 gang member convicted of extortion in 2004, near Roma, on June 19.

All subjects were processed accordingly.

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