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Border chief, mayor arrested on gun running charges

11 suspects total in El Paso scheme


Associated Press

COLUMBUS, N.M. — The mayor, police chief and a trustee of a tiny border community known for its attack by Mexican revolutionary Pancho Villa nearly a century ago were arrested by federal agents Thursday.

Luna County sheriff's Capt. Arturo Baeza told Deming radio station KOTS the officials from the village of Columbus were being held on drug and weapons charges. No details of the charges have been released.

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