YEMEN Press Agency

US authorities arrest two Yemenis near border over terrorism

SANAA, April 06 (YPA) – US officials said the FBI arrested two man from Yemen that were identified in the  so-called terrorism watch list, as he was trying to tried to enter the United States illegally through the southern border with Mexico, in the second such incident in the past two months.

According to a statement by the Customs and Border Protection on Monday, the arrests were made in California separately earlier this year.

”US Border Patrol agents assigned to the El Centro Sector arrested two Yemeni men within the last 2 months that were identified on a terrorism watch list,” claimed the statement.

The two men, one 33 and another 26, were “illegal aliens,” the FBI said, adding that their names appeared on the terrorism watch list as well as the no-fly list.