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MS-13 Gang Member Apprehensions this Year up 244 Percent, Says Border Patrol Sector Chief

During a recent interview with Breitbart Texas Editor-in-Chief Brandon Darby, Rio Grande Valley (RGV) Sector Chief Manuel Padilla, Jr. reported an increase in the arrest of MS-13 gang members well in excess of 200 percent. The chief explained this is a national security risk because these criminal gang members do not stay in South Texas, but rather, travel all across the U.S.

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Border Patrol Arrests of MS-13 Gangsters Up 50 Percent in 2018

The number of MS-13 gang members arrested by U.S. Border Patrol agents increased nearly 50 percent so far this year when compared to all of Fiscal Year 2017. The number of 18th Street gang members arrested nearly doubled the previous year.

18th Street gang member arrested after illegally re-entering the U.S. (Photo: U.S. Border Patrol)

Border Patrol Arrests Gang Members, Child Molesters in South Texas

Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley Sector stopped five illegal immigrants from successfully making their way back into the U.S. The agents arrested two 18th Street gang members, two child molesters, and a man previously charged with felony sexual contact.

Illegal immigrants arrested by Border Patrol agents.

Five MS-13 Members Arrested in Texas After Illegal Border Crossings

Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley Sector arrested five MS-13 members and other criminal aliens after they illegally crossed the border from Mexico during the past week. Agents also arrested a convicted killer and a child sex offender each with previous deportations.