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Two Career Criminals Captured at the Border by RGV Agents

EDINBURG – McAllen Border Patrol agents arrest two sex offenders with extensive criminal history. McAllen agents working near Hidalgo, Texas, arrested a Mexican national whose record checks revealed a prior arrest in McAllen, Texas. The McAllen Police Department arrested the man, Santiago Alvarez Gonzalez, for a “Sex offense –Against child-Fondling.” Additionally, records checks revealed Alvarez has significant criminal history to include marijuana and cocaine possession. Later that day, Border Patrol agents from the McAllen station arrested a Mexican national in Penitas, Texas. During processing, the man’s record checks revealed significant criminal history in California to include sexual battery (misdemeanor), burglary and narcotics possession with intent to distribute. A judge sentenced the man to 68 days in jail for a felony burglary charge in conjunction with the sexual battery. Border Patrol is processing the subjects accordingly. The public is encouraged to take a stand against crime in their communities and to help save lives by reporting suspicious activity at 800- 863-9382Call: 800-863- 9382Call: 800-863-9382. Even with the spread of the COVID-19 virus, human smugglers continue to try these brazen attempts with zero regard for the lives they endanger nor to the health of the citizens of our great nation. The U.S. Border Patrol agents of the Rio Grande Valley Sector will continue to safeguard the nation and community against these criminal elements. Please visit www.cbp.gov to view additional news releases and other information pertaining to Customs and Border Protection. Follow us on Twitter at @CBPRGV, @USBPChiefRGV and @ USBPDepChiefRGV. Press release courtesy of U.S. Customs and Border Protection ...

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