Border Patrol Agents from Santa Teresa Station are being lauded for the arrest of two men wanted for robbery and murder in Mexico.
Early Monday, agents working near Mount Cristo Rey, rapidly responded to sensor activity near Santa Teresa. The agents saw footprints in an area notorious for illegal entries into the U.S. They began to follow foot sign when they came upon 48-year-old Luis Alfonso Cantu-Maya and Luis Jesus Cantu- Garcia, both from Mexico.
The father and son duo admitted to being in the country without any immigration documents. After further processing, it was discovered that the pair was wanted by the Mexican State of Nuevo Leon for robbery and murder. Both were processed as expedited removals, and are being held at the El Paso Processing Center until arrangements can be made with Government of Mexico to extradite the pair back to the State of Nuevo Leon.
On Sunday before, Border Patrol Agents working out of the Santa Teresa, New Mexico station, observed a man walking across the U.S./Mexico border through Sunland Park, New Mexico. He was apprehended and, at the time of the arrest, he allegedly was in possession of a package of a crystal-like substance, and a variety of pills.
The subject was transported to the station and was later identified as 27 year-old Misael Uribe-Lopez from Mexico. Uribe-Lopez was previously deported earlier in the year.
Agents tested the substances, the crystal-like substance tested positive for the characteristics of Methamphetamine and weighed 0.36 pounds which has an estimated street value of more than $11,500. Several tests were completed on the 76 pills, and the composition and value were undetermined.
Uribe, the crystal methamphetamine, and the 76 pills will be turned over to the Dona Ana County Metro Narcotics Task force for criminal prosecution.