Guam – The federal government submitted a reduced sentence for former Guam Customs and Quarantine officer Henry Alvendia who cooperated with authorities in a major drug case.
According to the pre-sentencing report, Alvendia faced a maximum of 60 months for taking bribes and gratuities totaling over $30,000 during his time as a lieutenant with the Guam Customs.
However, according to the government, his cooperation with authorities has led to others in a major case taking plea deals. The government now wants to reduce Alvendia’s sentence to 18 months in prison and three years probation as a result.
Alvendia served as the key witness in the case involving Raymond Martinez and Juanita Moser. In this case, Alvendia assisted the government as an informant and helped gather video and audio evidence against the couple.
The couple is in California awaiting trial for attempting to smuggle 8 pounds of methamphetamine into the Guam.
Alvendia has been pending sentencing for four years. The court scheduled his sentencing on May 23.