(LAS CRUCES SUN-NEWS) — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers arrested 14 people, including one wanted on a murder charge, in three unrelated incidents Sunday in the Texas-New Mexico area, officials said.
The first person arrested was spotted by U.S. Border Patrol agents as he was allegedly attempting to cross the U.S.-Mexico border on Sunday night near the Paso Del Norte Port of Entry in El Paso, officials said.
Gerardo Ledezna-Vicuna, a Mexico citizen, was taken into custody and questioned by agents. While in custody, it was revealed that Ledezna-Vicuna had two outstanding warrants. One warrant was issued by the Santa Fe Police Department in connection to an aggravated assault charge. The second warrant was for suspicion of homicide from the Albuquerque Sheriff's Department, officials said.
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