YUMA, Ariz.–Border Patrol agents arrested an imposter Nov. 1 for fraudulently using another person’s valid U.S. Passport.
A male Mexican national was travelling through Wellton Station’s eastbound immigration checkpoint on Interstate 8, east of Yuma, when the arrest took place. He claimed to be a U.S. citizen and presented a valid U.S. passport that agents determined belonged to another person. He then admitted to paying 500 pesos for the document.
The subject will be processed per Yuma Sector guidelines.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.