Posted October 11, 2019 09:57:33 The US Border Patrol agent arrested this week for illegally entering the United States illegally was detained in Mexico.
The agency said the arrest is being treated as a domestic-related matter.
Border Patrol agents are charged with a federal crime if they intentionally enter the country unlawfully.
US President Donald Trump has been cracking down on illegal immigration at the border, with a crackdown on migrants, and cracking down further on border crossings.
Trump announced the end of a three-month, $1 billion-plus border security programme that had been a cornerstone of his campaign, as he warned of the threat of “riots” on the US side.