F.B.I. Arrests Leader of Right-Wing Militia / by Karie Luidens


FBI arrests member of armed civilian border group in NM

Published: Saturday, April 20th, 2019 at 4:26pm

LAS CRUCES – A New Mexico man belonging to an armed group that has detained Central American families near the U.S.-Mexico border was arrested Saturday [4/20/19] in a border community on a criminal complaint accusing him of being a felon in possession of firearms and ammunition, authorities said.

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

By Simon Romero
New York Times
April 20, 2019

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.