A statement by the administration said that one of them was arrested on March 30, and was arrested about three kilometers west of this city’s entry point.
Record checks revealed that the 26-year-old Yemeni man was on the FBI’s “terror watchlist” and “no-fly list”.
As for the other, he was arrested on January 29 in Calexico, a 33-year-old man, who was also on the “terror watch list” and the “no-fly list”. He found a cell phone chip hidden under the sole of his shoe.
The Customs and Border Protection Department said part of its mission is to “protect the country from terrorists.” She added, “These arrests demonstrate the importance of our mission and how we can never stop being vigilant in our daily mission to protect this country.”