Edinburg, Texas - U.S. Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley arrested two gang members over the course of the past week.

Sunday morning, Rio Grande City agents arrested a Salvadoran national near Roma. During processing, records checks revealed the man is an 18th Street Gang member.

Wednesday afternoon, McAllen agents apprehend a group of 39 illegal aliens near Hidalgo. During processing, the Guatemalan male admitted to being a member of the 18th Street Gang.

The Border Patrol is processing the subjects accordingly.

The public is encouraged to take a stand against crime in their communities and to help save lives by reporting suspicious activity at 800-863-9382.