An MS-13 gang member traveling among a group of illegal aliens “became aggressive” with a police officer in south Texas during a routine traffic stop.
The stop took place yesterday in the town of La Grulla, about 40 minutes northwest of McAllen. The officer said it’s the first time they’ve ever encountered a member of the notorious gang in the area.
The officer, who did not want to be identified, had pulled a vehicle over for a traffic violation and found it was transporting illegal immigrants.
A man with tattoos on his elbow caught the officer’s attention, prompting him to ask the man whether he was affiliated with a gang, which the man confirmed.
“I observed that the rear passenger had some tattoos on his elbow. Once I confronted him about them, he stated he was a gang member,” the officer told ABC affiliate KRGV.
Upon further inspection, the officer discovered the man had additional tattoos on his body identifying him as a member of the violent MS-13 gang, a multi-national criminal enterprise whose roots can be traced back to the City of Los Angeles.
“Once I asked him to lift up his shirt, that’s where I observed he had MS-13 tattooed on his chest and his back,” the officer stated.
The 26-year-old El Salvadoran male next became aggressive toward the officer.
“Once I confronted him,” the officer said, “that’s where he started (showing) he was tough, and more aggressive.”
“Those are really dangerous subjects,” the La Grulla cop said, adding, “I called for Border Patrol’s assistance.”
Records showed the man to be an illegal alien who had already been caught in the U.S. twice.
When asked if he thought the gang member was in the country “to cause trouble,” the officer agreed, stating, “In my opinion I believe so, to spread the outbreak of gang members, to recruit more people.”
With no end to the immigrant surge in sight, the officer also issued a warning to members of the public asking them to be on the lookout for potential gang members who are likely already walking among us. “They can be walking in everyday crowds and nobody would even notice, so people just gotta be on the lookout for that..”
Due to his age, the confirmed gang member will likely be deported.
However, as Infowars has reported, scores of illegal minors, who admit to being gang members, are actually being released inside the U.S. to await immigration court hearings, which nearly 90 percent of immigrants fail to attend. So long as they have no criminal record in the U.S., vice president of the National Border Patrol Council Local 3307 Chris Cabrera said, CBP agents are being forced to release them onto the streets of America.
As we reported, the practice has led several border agents to quit their jobs.