KINGSVILLE – U.S. Border Patrol agents at the Javier Vega Jr. Checkpoint identified an international gang member after a failed smuggling attempt.


On Monday, Kingsville agents arrested a Salvadoran national after smugglers attempted to pass him through the checkpoint.


During processing, record checks revealed he is a member of the Mara-Salvatrucha (MS-13) gang. Record checks also revealed multiple arrests for driving while intoxicated in Dallas, Texas.


Border Patrol referred the man for criminal prosecution.