U.S. Border Patrol agents around the Rio Grande Valley Sector say they arrested 12 dangerous sex offenders in 12 days.
Among the arrested was a Salvadoran national arrested near Hidalgo. During the arrest, agents discovered the suspect was charged with sexual assault of a child in Houston back in December 2009. Another Salvadoran national was also arrested by border patrol agents at the same time.
McAllen Station agents also arrested two men who were wanted for sexual offenses in North Carolina and Edinburg, Texas.
Similar arrests by the border patrol occurred in Rio Grande City, Fort Brown and Falfurrias.
All subjects were processed and referred to the Rio Grande Valley Sector Prosecutions Office.
The border patrol says citizens can report suspicious activity at 800-863-9382.