EDINBURG, Texas –

Rio Grande Valley Sector (RGV) agents arrested two child sex offenders, five Mara-Salvatrucha (MS-13) and a Paisas gang member.

On May 19, McAllen Border Patrol Station (MCS) agents apprehended Israel Umana, a Salvadoran national.

He was convicted of indecency with a child by contact and subsequently sentenced for the crime. 

The next day, MCS agents apprehended a Salvadoran migrant near Mission.

Israel Umana, a Salvadoran national

The migrant was identified as an MS-13 gang member who was previously convicted and had served 163 days confinement for entering the U.S. after being previously removed. An additional four MS-13 gang members have been arrested in the past four days.

Also on May 20, MCS agents apprehended 26 subjects near Mission. 

During processing, record checks on a Salvadoran national revealed he was convicted of rape of a child less than 13 years of age in 2016 and sentenced to four years incarceration.

The next day, MCS agents arrested a Paisas gang member from Mexico. The migrant has an extensive immigration history dating back to 2019 for which he was sentenced to more than five years incarceration.

By Raul

Raul Hernandez is a former journalist. He has worked as a newspaper reporter for more than 30 years at the El Paso Herald-Post, El Paso Times, Press Enterprise in Riverside, California and the Ventura County Star in California. He was a court reporter for more than 20 years.