Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents arrested an man for allegedly using another person’s valid U.S. passport fraudulently.
According to a news release from the Yuma Sector Public Affairs Office, on Nov. 1 a male Mexican national was traveling through Wellton Station’s eastbound immigration checkpoint on Interstate 8, east of Yuma, when the arrest took place.
The Mexican national 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 man will be processed per Yuma Sector guidelines.
Yuma County residents can help the Border Patrol and U.S. Customs and Border Protection by calling 1-866-999-8727 toll-free to report suspicious activity. Callers can remain anonymous.