Border Patrol Arrests 18 Men Illegally Crossing Border, Including Two Facing Child Sex Crimes Charges
The Border Patrol’s Rio Grande Valley (RGV) Sector arrested 12 gang members and six men between February 18-25.
Two of the men had criminal convictions including sex crimes and homicide against children.
The Border Patrol RGV sector chief reports that just last week alone, his agents arrested 12 gang members, including 7 MS-13, as well as 6 migrants with criminal records including murder and sexual crimes against children. https://t.co/5Qb647NcdJ
— Bill Melugin (@BillFOXLA) February 28, 2022
I wish the Border Patrol’s press statement provided details about the men who committed crimes against children.
The gang members:
- Seven MS-13 from El Salvador
- Two 18th Street from Guatemala and El Salvador
- One Sureno 13 from Mexico
- Two Paisas from Mexico and El Salvador.
More from the Border Patrol:
Two of the criminal migrants were identified as convicted murderers. A Salvadoran 18th Street gang member was convicted in 2006 of murder in his home country. Records checks on a second Salvadoran migrant revealed a murder conviction from 2010 out of Montgomery County, Maryland.
One Paisa gang member was sentenced to 24 months confinement in 2014 for migrant smuggling.
In addition to this week’s arrest of gang members and murderers, agents apprehended migrants with convictions for violent sex offenses – including a Salvadoran national convicted in 1991 and two Mexican nationals convicted in 2014 and 2019, respectively.
The agents at the Laredo South Station arrested another sex offender.
The Laredo Morning Times identified one of the men as Moises Loyola-Garcia:
A 45-year-old citizen of Mexico, Loyola-Garcia had a prior felony conviction back in August of 2012 for Sexual Assault 2nd Degree out of Bentonville, Arkansas. He received a 10-year sentence.
USBP stated that he will be prosecuted for immigration violations and remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.
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