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ALBUQUERQUE — The F.B.I. on Saturday arrested the leader of a right-wing militia that was detaining migrant families at gunpoint near the border in southern New Mexico, as the group faced a torrent of criticism for its tactics.

Hector Balderas, New Mexico’s attorney general, said federal agents had arrested the leader, Larry Mitchell Hopkins, who had been operating under the alias Johnny Horton Jr. Mr. Balderas said in a statement that Mr. Hopkins was arrested on charges of firearms possession by a felon.

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“This is a dangerous felon who should not have weapons around children and families,” Mr. Balderas said. “Today’s arrest by the F.B.I. indicates clearly that the rule of law should be in the hands of trained law enforcement officials, not armed vigilantes.”

The firearms charge against Mr. Hopkins is relatively minor. But it is likely the start of a deeper investigation into his activities and those of the militia, and opens the way for the authorities to bring more serious charges like kidnapping and impersonating a police officer or an employee of the United States.

Mr. Hopkins’s arrest comes as tensions rise over ultraconservative paramilitary groups operating along the southwestern border.

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2 COMMENTS

  1. Screw ACLU and the border states that are doing nothing to stop the illegals come coming into our country. If the government would do their job there would be no need for citizens to try and stop them. The catch and release needs to STOP! Protect your citizens, from illegals, crime and diseases. They are sucking us dry.

  2. The country is continuing to be invaded. Someone has to do something to try and stop it, if the govt. won’t then the people must. The federal govt. has a Constitutional responsibility to protect the states from invasion, but Congress and Senate sit there with there heads up their a$$es doing nothing.

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