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High-Desert Area: Clayton County and Mexico-Colorado Border

high-desert area: They were then turned over to state child-welfare workers, according to NOW Magazine. Two men were arrested during the search. Taos County Sheriff's officials said Saturday the children ranging in age from 1 to 15 were removed from the compound in the small community of Amalia 145 miles 233 kilometers northeast of Albuquerque and in an isolated high-desert area near the New Mexico-Colorado border. Siraj Wahhaj was detained on an outstanding warrant in Georgia alleging child abduction. It was not immediately clear Sunday if either had retained an attorney.A 3-year-old boy reported missing from Georgia's Clayton County since December 2017 was not among the 11 children found at the compound. Lucas Morten was jailed on suspicion of harboring a fugitive, Sheriff Jerry Hogrefe said. ( As reported in the news.