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8:26 am
Fri July 26, 2013

NM Border Agents Nab Criminals

Border patrol agents say they have arrested two convicted felons trying to illegally enter New Mexico.

Authorities say that on Tuesday, agents assigned to the Santa Teresa Border Patrol Station caught three people trying to cross the border illegally near Sunland Park. They say one of the three was found through a fingerprint check to be 66-year-old Valdemar Rodriguez Chaidez of Mexico, who has been convicted of child rape.

The next day, agents from the Deming station arrested 31-year-old Luis Carlos Castro Gomez, of Mexico, who has an extensive criminal record that includes a 1999 murder conviction in Illinois..

Both men had been deported.

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