Man with extraditable warrant arrested

Man with extraditable warrant arrested

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.

 

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Eduardo Santiago joined the FOX 9 and ABC 5 news team in February, 2012. That’s the same year KECY launched its very first local newscast. He has been covering local news in Yuma and the Imperial Valley since his start as a KYMA photojournalist in 2006. During his decade in broadcasting, Eduardo has covered some of the biggest stories in the Desert Southwest – from President Bush’s visit to Yuma, Ariz. to the uncovering of drug tunnels that span the US-Mexico border. One of the most memorable stories Eduardo covered was the 2010 Easter Earthquake that rocked the Imperial Valley, Mexicali, and Yuma. Eduardo, along with his news team, won an award from the Associated Press for best coverage of an ongoing story following the quake. Before he made his move to TV, Eduardo was just a kid born in East Los Angeles, where he spent his early childhood. His parents moved him to Mexicali, B.C. Mexico, where he did most of his elementary school education. He finally landed in El Centro, where he graduated from Central Union High School in 2005. Eduardo is currently a student at Imperial Valley College. You can find Eduardo hanging out in the Imperial Valley and Yuma with his family on any given weekend. His off-screen passion is playing guitar and sports.

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