F.B.I. Arrests Leader of Right-Wing Militia That Detained Migrants in New Mexico


FBI agents have arrested in New Mexico man accused of belonging to an armed civilian group that detain migrants along the US Mexico border NPR's Amy held reports sixty nine year old Larry Mitchell Hopkins was arrested on a federal complaint. Charging him with being a felon in possession of firearms and ammunition. New Mexico's attorney general Hector Balderas said in a statement Hopkins belongs to an armed group reportedly detaining migrants and his arrest shows, quote, the rule of law should be in the hands of trained law enforcement officials not armed vigilantes earlier in the week. Video circulating on social media showed armed civilians in New Mexico detaining migrants, including young children and ordering them onto the ground. Customs and border protection tweeted, it does not support private groups taking enforcement into their own hands and legal consequences could apply. Hopkins is set to appear in federal

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