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Ongoing El Paso police operation targeting catalytic converter thefts results in arres

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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