Border agents nab murderers, sex offender, gang members in 2 days

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Border Patrol agents nabbed convicted murderers, a sex offender and gang members in one part of the southern border in less than two days, the latest haul of criminals caught trying to enter the U.S. and get past overwhelmed agents.

Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley Sector on Tuesday arrested a group of eight migrants from Mexico and El Salvador and discovered that one of the Salvadorans had been arrested in 2005 in Dallas for murder. The man, who was also an MS-13 gang member, was convicted and sentenced to six years in prison. 

BORDER PATROL ARRESTS GANG MEMBERS, MIGRANT WITH CHILD SEX CRIME CONVICTIONS IN GROUPS CROSSING INTO US
 

A U.S. Customs and Border Protection agent monitors single adult male detainees at a Border Patrol station in McAllen, Texas, July 12, 2019.   (Reuters/Veronica G. Cardenas//File Photo)

MS-13, also called Mara Salvatrucha, was set up in Los Angeles by Central American immigrants and has expanded across the continent, particularly in Northern Triangle countries like El Salvador and Guatemala. 

It is known for its particularly horrific and gruesome crimes, and its motto is said to be “mata, viola, controls,”  which translates as

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