A Texas man has been accused of trying to deliver money, GPS devices, cell phone chips and other supplies to a sect of Al-Qaeda based in Yemen.

Barry Bujol Jr. of Hempstead, Texas was arrested aboard a ship docked at a Houston-area port on May 30. He was indicted on June 3 on charges including identity-theft for his use of a fake government-issued I.D.

“This arrest is a sobering reminder of the threat we continue to face,” FBI Houston Special Agent in Charge Richard Powers told Reuters. “It remains the FBI’s overriding priority to predict and prevent terrorist attacks, at home and abroad.”

Bujol is said to have ties to the accused would-be Christmas Day plane bomber, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, and American-born militant Muslim cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, who allegedly inspired attacks on the United States and is believed to be hiding in Yemen.

FBI agents have been investigating Bujol since 2008 and accused him of trying to provide the Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula organization with material support and restricted military information. Bujol allegedly told an FBI informant that he wanted to travel overseas to participate in jihad against the United States.

An FBI informant provided the fake I.D. that Bujol used to board the ship in Texas, and alerted authorities. Bujol faces up to 20 years in prison if convicted on both charges.