Gang Member Apprehensions in the Valley on the Rise

2 years 5 months 3 weeks ago Thursday, August 30 2018 Aug 30, 2018 August 30, 2018 5:26 PM August 30, 2018 in News

WESLACO – The number of gang members being caught at the border is on the rise.

Manuel Padilla Jr., the Border Patrol Rio Grande Valley sector chief, explains some gang members are not using tattoos, which makes it harder to identify them.

“There's some that do not have a record here but do have a record in another country," he says. "So that's what I'm talking about of the exchange of information and being able to verify that."

Agents are getting help by speaking with other countries in Central America.

Padilla explains many of the ones who aren’t apprehended often head north to larger cities.

KRGV’s Angelo Vargas has more on this rise in apprehensions.

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