Customs and Border Patrol have arrested three known MS-13 gang members who were attempting to cross the southern border into the United States, according to The Washington Examiner.
The three all made attempts to cross the border from Mexico into the US in the last week and all three were intercepted by federal agents.
Two men and one woman were caught at three separate parts of the border: McAllen, Texas; Calexico, California; and Salton City, California, according to the Examiner’s report.
One gang member was caught attempting to enter the country in a 2005 Honda Odyssey but was apprehended in Salton City, California during a vehicle stop, according to CBP’s statement.
CBP’s report stated that the man admitted he was a citizen of El Salvador and illegally entering the United States. He also admitted to being an MS-13 gang member and is being held in federal custody pending removal back to El Salvador.
The female MS-13 member was arrested on Sunday near McAllen, Texas, and was accompanied by a man convicted of murder after being apprehended twice by the Houston Police Department.
He was deported back to Mexico and entering the country a second time with the female MS-13 member, according to CBP.
These two along with the third member arrested near Falfurrias, Texas, are part of a massive surge in border crossings since the Biden administration took charge of border protection.
The Examiner estimates that over 172,000 people attempted to come across the border from Mexico illegally last month, which would make it the highest monthly total in 15 years.