Imposter Headed To New Jersey Intercepted by Port of San Luis CBP Officers

San Luis Port

TUCSON, Ariz. – An El Salvadoran national, trying to pass himself off as a Colorado man, was arrested on Monday by Port of San Luis Customs and Border Patrol officers after he attempted enter the country illegally.

According to U.S.Customs and Border Protection (CBP), the 18-year-old El Salvadoran “presented a valid U.S. Passport travel card to the CBP officer which identified him as a 22-year-old Colorado man. Using the Simplified Arrival system, officers identified the man as a mismatch, which led him to being referred for secondary questioning.

The imposter “admitted to his true identity as well as his citizenship, telling officers he was intending to travel to New Jersey, according to CBP, and was deemed inadmissible to the United States and referred for criminal prosecution.