By Russell Contreras
The Associated Press
ALBUQUERQUE — Around 2,600 ex-convicts accused of violating their parole or probation in New Mexico were captured last year thanks to an aggressive new team tapped with finding fugitives, state officials said.
The Department of Corrections said last week that the 2,615 absconders caught in 2014 may be the largest number apprehended in a single year.
However, state officials say around 1,700 absconders in New Mexico still are the run.