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EDINBURG, Texas – Rio Grande Valley Sector (RGV) Border Patrol agents arrested two convicted sex offenders and nine gang members over the past week.

On June 24, Fort Brown Border Patrol Station agents apprehended a group of eight migrants near Brownsville. One of the migrants was convicted of sexual assault of a victim under 12 years old and received a nine-year sentence in Florida.

48 hours later, McAllen Border Patrol Station agents apprehended two Mara-Salvatrucha (MS-13) gang members. One of the subjects, a Honduran national was previously arrested by the McAllen Police Department for assault causing bodily injury to a family member. He was subsequently found guilty and sentenced to 29 days confinement.

On June 28, Brownsville Border Patrol Station agents apprehended Jorge Galvez, a Salvadoran national, near Brownsville. Record checks revealed he was arrested in New York in 1996 and charged with sexual contact with a person less than 14 years old and sentenced to 15 days incarceration.

Over the last five days, RGV agents arrested seven MS-13 and two 18th Street gang members.

All subjects were processed accordingly.

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