Ehrenberg, Arizona - 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.

Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents effectively combat smuggling organizations attempting to illegally transport people and contraband through southwestern Arizona and California. Citizens 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.