3 arrested in Farmington for trafficking meth

Created: 02/01/2014 10:57 AM
By: The Associated Press

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — Authorities have arrested three Mexican nationals in Farmington for drug trafficking.

The Region II Narcotics Task Force say 27-year-old Jesus Pena-Navarette, 33-year-old Juan Alvarez-Salazar and 25-year-old Heber Valdez face two counts each of trafficking.

The Daily Times reports agents arrested one suspect Friday at a Motel 6 and the other two in the car.

Police seized nearly one pound of methamphetamine, nearly a pound of heroin, $2,830 and a 2004 Audi.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has placed a hold on all three men.

Agents say Alvarez-Salazar had an expired visa and the other two men have been deported from the U.S. twice.

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