10 wanted fugitives arrested during weekend at TX, NM border crossings

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EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers arrested 10 wanted fugitives throughout El Paso, West Texas, and southern New Mexico regions.

CBP officers at the Paso Del Norte port of entry started off the weekend with arrest of a subject wanted theft and contributing to the delinquency of a minor, according to a release.

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On Saturday, officers apprehended a wanted fugitive apprehended at the Paso Del Norte bridge, one at the Bridge of the Americas, two at Ysleta Port of Entry, and one at the Santa Teresa (N.M.) Port of Entry.

“CBP is committed to finding and arresting wanted persons attempting to evade justice. Our officers ensure that they are turned over to the proper authorities to be held accountable for their crimes.” CBP El Paso Director of Field Operations Hector Mancha said in a news release. “We live in the communities we serve and do all we can to keep them safe and secure.”

A large drug seizure was also made at the Bridge of the Americas on Saturday, with over 126 pounds of marijuana seized from a 52-year-old U.S. citizen. Officials said the marijuana was found in a 2003 Ford Explorer when a CBP drug-sniffing dog swept the vehicle resulting in a positive alert for narcotics. The subject was turned over the Homeland Security Investigations for prosecution.

CBP officers ended the weekend with two fugitive arrests at the Ysleta Port of Entry, one arrest at the Bridge of the Americas, and one arrest at the Presidio Port of Entry.

Most of the arrests made during the weekend involved crimes ranging from aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, possession of a controlled substance, hit and run, and neglect of a child, a release said.


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