Militia group leader arrested in New Mexico

The leader, who was detaining migrant families at gunpoint and turning them in to Border Patrol, was arrested on gun possession charges by the FBI.
1:36 | 04/21/19

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Next tonight a growing tensions along the southern border the FBI arresting the head of a militia group in New Mexico. All our members accused of detaining more than 200 people. Free legally crossing into the US authorities say the militia leader is a convicted felon using an alias here's ABC's lot of Zack. Tonight these stunning images can you fact that tracked up. I would get a light on and cheered on YouTube and social media by the united constitutional patriots. Some appearing to be armed they filmed themselves making so called citizen's arrests of migrants along the border. I. Get up and he does not want another machine like planted right there as a flashlight shines into darkness you can see parents with young children crouching in the dirt. That's it all the children here. The videos allegedly filmed along the border just days ago the group's action sparking outrage on both sides of the border including from the ACLU ended New Mexico's attorney general. Who says the rule of law should be in the hands of train law enforcement officials. Not armed vigilantes. And tonight one of its leaders is underwrote rest district really broke lonetree things. Guard you're engine gets Larry Hopkins a convicted felon charged with being in possession of firearms and ammunition but a spokesperson for the group says they are undeterred. Obviously our government has declared war on us when are worried about this sort of keep fighting because it is a fight. We reached out to US Customs and Border Protection and here is the messages they want to share these groups are not helpful. He and they warn that citizen interference can have safety and legal consequences top. Plot as actress and I lot of thank you.

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