U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents nabbed five gang members on the southern border this week, including one man identified as a member of MS-13, according to an official with the agency.
CBP Laredo Sector chief Matthew Hudak tweeted the stunning news on Friday that the gang members were apprehended over the period of one week amid the border crisis, which is seeing scores of unaccompanied children cross into the U.S. from Mexico.
“5 gang members in 7 days! #Laredo Sector #USBP agents arrested a total of 5 gang members in the last week, including an #ms13 & two 18th Street gang members,” Hudak tweeted.
Hudak added that gang members, such as those who were apprehended, are taking advantage of the crisis which has gripped the border since the inauguration of President Joe Biden in January.