Man charged for smuggling methamphetamine across border at San Luis
PHOENIX – A man from Mexico has been charged for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and importation of methamphetamine into the United States from Mexico, authorities said.
Juan Alberto Gomez-Antimo, 25, was charged by criminal complaint — an allegation of criminal conduct, not evidence — last week, the United States Attorney’s Office in Arizona announced in a press release.
The complaint alleges that Gomez-Antimo entered the United States through the San Luis Port of Entry where Customs and Border Protection officers discovered 222 packages hidden in his car. The packages contained a white crystal-like substance that tested positive for methamphetamine. The combined weight of the packages was over 238 pounds.
A conviction for each charged offense carries a maximum penalty of life in prison and a $10 million fine.
Homeland Security Investigations is conducting the investigation in this case. The United States Attorney’s Office in Phoenix is handling the prosecution.