Niagara Falls, N.Y. (WKBW release) -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection Field Operations arrested a United States citizen at the Niagara Falls train station Tuesday on charges of false statements and misuse of a passport.
Aranka Moro, 34, was arrested by CBP Officers and is currently being detained at the Niagara County Jail pending prosecution by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Western District of New York.
According to the CBP, its officers encountered a female that presented herself as a 29-year-old United States citizen. The woman stated she had visited Toronto for two weeks and that she was returning to her home in Illinois.
The woman presented a valid United States passport and claimed to be a United States citizen. However, the inspecting CBP Officer noticed discrepancies between the subject’s physical characteristics and the photo in the presented passport. The subject was referred to CBP secondary for verification of her identity.
During the secondary exam, CBP Officers performed an identity search using the subject’s fingerprints. This search returned the true identity of the subject as Moro. The search also revealed that Moro had numerous warrants for her arrest on charges of racketeering and theft from around the United States. When confronted with this information, authorities allege Moro admitted that the passport was not hers and that she attempted to use it because she was aware of the existing warrants.