CBP officers arrest 22 fugitives at El Paso, West Texas, New Mexico ports of entry

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers detained more than 22 fugitives over six days at El Paso, West Texas and Southern New Mexico ports of entry.

Officers detained 15 wanted suspects between March 6 and Tuesday, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials said.

The suspects were wanted on several charges, including sexual assault of a child, burglary, possession of a controlled substance, aggravated assault against a family or house member, and larceny.

Officers arrested three more wanted suspects Wednesday at the Ysleta Port of Entry, officials said. The suspects were wanted on charges of assault against a family member, driving while intoxicated and aggravated assault, officials said.

Four wanted people were arrested by customs officers Thursday, including a suspect at the Presidio Port of Entry who was wanted for injury to child or disabled person, and assault, officials said. The other suspects were accused of driving while intoxicated, violation of a court order, and possession of a controlled substance.

“CBP is committed to helping find and arresting these wanted persons attempting to evade justice,” CBP El Paso Director of Field Operations Hector A. Mancha said in a statement. “We are members of the communities we serve and have a professional and personal interest in stopping any and all violations.”

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