YUMA, Ariz.–Blythe Station Border Patrol agents arrested a male Mexican national Tuesday night on Interstate 10, near Ehrenberg, Arizona, and later learned of an extraditable warrant out of San Francisco for his arrest.
The man claimed to be a United States citizen by presenting a driver’s license and birth certificate. However, inconsistent statements and additional records checks revealed a federal warrant under another name and citing passport fraud. The man then admitted to being in the country illegally and having paid someone for the birth certificate. He was also in possession of .25 grams of methamphetamine.
Agents turned the man over to the State Diplomatic Security Office and will process the drugs 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.