2 men on terror watch list arrested illegally crossing southern border – By WND News Services (WND) / April 5 2021
Both apprehended sneaking into U.S. after dusk
Two men from Yemen were apprehended and found to be on the FBI’s terrorism watchlist after illegally crossing the southern border in January and March, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced Monday.
CBP agents arrested the men near the Calexico Port of Entry in southern California, according to the agency. Both of the men were encountered illegally entering the U.S. after dusk.
A 26-year-old Yemen national was apprehended at 11:30 p.m. on March 30 after illegally entering the U.S., according to CBP. Officials encountered the man around two miles from the Calexico Port of Entry and he was taken to the El Centro Processing Center for immigration and criminal history screening.
Officials found the man listed on the FBI’s Terrorism Screening Database and the no-fly list during processing, according to CBP. The man remains in federal custody pending removal from the U.S.