CBP: 25 dangerous criminals caught trying to cross border into El Paso


According to Customs and Border Protection 25 criminals were arrested trying to come into the country by way of El Paso for crimes including everything from probation violation to kidnapping. The arrests were all made with-in the past week.

CBP Supervisor Sandra Hawkins said that the arrests were made at El Paso Ports of Entry.

AUGUST 23: Razor wire is strung along the U.S. and Mexico sides of a port of entry in El Paso, Texas on Aug. 23, 2019. (Photo by Jinitzail Hernández/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images)

The arrests made were also made for crimes such as escape, tampering with government records, larceny, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and dangerous drugs.

CBP asserted that all subjects were arrested by CBP officers and turned over to local and federal authorities to face charges. 

Hawkins said that each person trying to gain entry into the United States go through numerous checks, including an identification check where records can be searched and warrants found. She added that CBP works closely with local authorities to keep the community safe.

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