American News Apr 6, 2021 3:46 AM EST

US border agents arrest two men on the terror watchlist who tried to cross border from Mexico

Customs and Border Protection announced on Monday the recent arrest of two men that are featured on the FBI’s terror watchlist and allegedly illegally entered the United States from Mexico.

US border agents arrest two men on the terror watchlist who tried to cross border from Mexico
Katie Daviscourt Seattle, WA
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Customs and Border Protection announced on Monday the recent arrest of two men that are featured on the FBI’s terror watchlist and allegedly illegally entered the United States from Mexico.

The two men from Yemen were arrested on separate incidents in January and March near the Calexico Port of Entry in California. After being detained, the men revealed that they were suspects on a US government watchlist for terrorism and were listed a the "no-fly" list, Customs and Border Protection said in a press release.

The agency did not provide the names of the two men aged 33 and 26. Upon the arrest of the 33-year-old suspect on Jan. 29, border agents found a mobile phone SIM card beneath the insole of the man's shoe, the agency said.

According to the FBI, the terror watchlist includes people who are "known to be or reasonably suspected of being involved in terrorist activities."

Late Monday, US Customs and Border Protection announced the recent arrest of a convicted murder who illegally entered the United States from Mexico. The 45-year-old Mexico man was deported from the US after being convicted of second-degree murder in 2003 in California.

"The work our agents do, matters not only to communities along the border, but to every city and town in America," said Chief Patrol Agent Aaron Heitke in a media release.  "Our vigilant agents prevented this dangerous man from re-entering our communities and I am proud of their dedication."

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