ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - Authorities conducted an early morning operation to round up dead beat dads across the metro area.
State police, local sheriff's offices and police departments all headed out just after sunrise Friday to serve arrest warrants on hundreds of dads who owe child support.
At least 13 dads have been arrested so far Friday, but the operation is far from over.
Other counties had their roundups in the last few days and report nearly 30 more arrests.
Right now the state has about 400 outstanding warrants for dads who have failed to pay over and over again, it adds up to about $1.4 million in owed child support.
”Oh I forgot or I just don't have money right now or not thinking about it reasons are and excuses quite frankly are many,” Matt Kennicott said.
The state is encouraging any parent who owes child support to come in and pay whether they have a warrant or not.
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