ROCHESTER, N.Y.—Buffalo Sector Border Patrol agents identified and arrested a 37 year-old male citizen of Mexico after he attempted to conceal his true identity with a fraudulent document.
On May 30, Ogden Police contacted the Border Patrol for assistance. Agents from the Rochester Station responded to the call and began to investigate the document presented by the subject. Upon inspection of the Permanent Resident Card presented by the subject, agents immediately identified discrepancies with the document.
During processing, agents utilized the Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System to confirm the subject's identity and found a prior conviction for possession of narcotics and an order of removal issued by an Immigration Judge.
The subject will appear before a U.S. District Court Judge on charges for violation of Title 18 United States Code, Section 1546, fraud and misuse of visa, permits and other documents. If convicted, the subject faces a fine, and not more than five years of imprisonment, or both. Following the criminal proceedings, the subject will be deported to Mexico based on his existing order of removal.
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.