FBI arrests member of armed civilian border group in NM
BY ASSOCIATED PRESS
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.