El Paso Time, By Aaron Martinez, Aug. 10, 2021

An ongoing El Paso police operation into stolen catalytic converters resulted in the arrest of a man accused of trying to buy the car part from an undercover officer.

Jose Fernando Diaz, 34, was contacted Aug. 5 by an undercover officer offering to sell Diaz a catalytic converter, El Paso Police Department officials said.

The officer contacted Diaz through a phone number Diaz listed on a social media post, officials said.

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