Guam – The District Court of Guam handed a one-year plus one day sentence on Thursday to former Guam Customs and Quarantine Officer Henry Alvendia.
He was arrested after he was discovered accepting bribes and kickbacks totaling over $30,000 in 2010.
But after providing the federal government assistance in the drug smuggling case involving Raymond Martinez and Juanita Moser, the feds requested a reduced sentence and the court agreed.
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.
Martinez and Moser are in California awaiting trial for attempting to smuggle eight pounds of methamphetamine into Guam.
Alvendia has been pending sentencing for four years. Aside from his prison sentence, Alvendia will be made to pay over $29,000 in restitution.
The court ordered Alvendia to self-surrender to DOC to serve his time.