YUMA, Ariz. – A man who was in the U.S. illegally and had an extraditable warrant out of San Francisco for passport fraud was arrested Tuesday night.
U.S. Border Patrol agents say the Mexican national was on Interstate 10 near Ehrenberg, Arizona when he told agents he was a U.S. citizen.
Agents say the man used a driver’s license and a birth certificate to identify himself. However, after a short investigation agents were able to determine the man was lying about his citizenship. The suspect later admitted to being in the country illegally and buying the birth certificate according to agents.
Agents also found a quarter of a gram of methamphetamine on the man.
The man was turned over to the State Diplomatic Security Office.